Can I Use my PLC with the NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP Toolkit?

Updated Dec 20, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP

Issue Details

How can I know if my PLC will communicate through the NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP Toolkit?


NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP enables a LabVIEW system to communicate as an Ethernet/IP Class 1 adapter device on an Ethernet/IP network

Additional Information

The LabVIEW driver includes both an explicit messaging API and an implicit I/O data API. You can use the explicit messaging VIs to read and write Logix tag names or PCCC communication to register files. Rockwell SLC 500, MicroLogix, ControlLogix, and CompactLogix series devices support explicit messaging. Class 1 communication establishes an implicit I/O data connection between the LabVIEW system and the PLC to repeatedly exchange assembly data at a specified rate.