The LabVIEW Driver for Ethernet/IP
is available for purchase, and supports using LabVIEW as an EtherNet/IP Class 1 Adapter (equivalent of slave). This driver can be used with an NI controller or from a computer connected directly to the PLC. This is a licensed driver, but its runtime-engine requires no license.
Communication over DeviceNet
requires the use of the PCI-8532
, or the NI 9882
. For the full list of supported hardware and software, see the Related Links.
Modbus communication is possible on some, but not all, Allen-Bradley PLCs. Consult your product manual to see if Modbus communication is possible on your PLC. Modbus communication can be performed without the DSC Module using the LabVIEW Modbus API
. The LabVIEW Modbus API is a free, as-is (unsupported) library.
The manual for direct serial communication
is available on the Allen-Bradley website.