View Full Version : Allen Bradley communication routines

February 10th, 2011, 06:36 PM
I want to communicate some Allen Bradley PLCs with a PC running Linux, so, I want find communication routines or some free or non-free package to do this.

Can anybody help me with it? I found information about the ABEL project, but it seems to work only with PLC5 and SLC (not with CLX), and also not finished yet.



February 10th, 2011, 06:53 PM
Or info for those who want to roll their own. (http://www.rockwellautomation.com/enabled/guides.html)

February 11th, 2011, 06:56 AM
1. Here is a free one for Ethernet/IP - this is coming along nicely:
Ethernet/IP Implicit IO adapter functionality works, and they are currently adding scanner capability.

2. Another is Inductive Automation - runs great on Linux, and has AB drivers as part of the OPC-UA architecture.

3. http://mango.serotoninsoftware.com/features.jsp
Driver support may be an issue depending on exactly what you want to do.