How to make a connection of barcode readers and printers to AC800 or 800xA
For a new customer we have the demand that several barcode readers and several printers should be connected to a system.Let's assume 5 readers and 5 printers.
We have not decided yet between compact control builder or 800xA as a solution.
Does anyone have experience with this, and help us clear out:
-Can we connect multiple barcode readers directly to an AC800? Which type? Which protocol is used? Serial/Ethernet/Profibus/?
-Can we connect multiple printers / barcode printers directly to an AC800? Which type? Which protocol is used? Serial/Ethernet/Profibus/?
-Or does anyone have experience with connecting these devices to e.g. (an) 800xA connectivity server(s), and transfer the information to/from AC800 controllers?