DMC was hired by the OEM to assist in creating PLC code to communicate with a Herma labeling unit on their production line. The customer was quite familiar with integrating labeling units into their machines, but did not have code in place to communicate with this particular unit’s RS 485 protocol. DMC communicated with both the customer and the labeler manufacturer to determine both project requirements and technical capabilities of the labeling unit. DMC then implemented a reusable and intuitive RSLogix 5000 add-on instruction for easier RS 485 communication to the unit. Complete testing with hardware was performed at the client’s facility to both verify correct functionality and train the client on proper use of the tool.
Complete, independent source code was delivered to the client and the client will not require DMC’s aid when implementing this solution on future projects