What does a Connect does? Is Connect a bridge between OPC & 800xa?
What is the difference between PLC connect & AC800M connect?
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With respect to 800xA, I would say "Connect" provides the connection between 800xA and the Controller. Also it is good to mention that "Connect" has two components
- Server Component
- Client Component
It is the actual OPC server which is installed on the Connectivity Server. So it converts the data format conversion from Controller specific protocol to OPC format.
It gets installed on the clients so that it can talk to OPC server and display OPC values on static Graphic element.
In 800xa, you will find various connects Ac800m Connect, PLC connect, MOD300 Connect. etc.
Difference between PLC connect & AC800M connect?
As per description above, AC800M connect will connect 800xA to AC800M controllers and PLC Connect provides the flexibility to connect 800xA to 3rd party controllers/PLCs on various protocols like MODBUS, SATTBUS, etc