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Instant PLC Programming with RSLogix 5000 by Austin Scott

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Understanding tags (Simple)

RSLogix 5000 Named Associations (text-based memory locations also known as variables) are used in our PLC application to represent process values and equipment. In this recipe, we will introduce text-based name associations used in RSLogix 5000. We will demonstrate the configuration of tag types Base and Alias. We will work through a step-by-step guide to creating and associating tags with inputs, outputs, and memory.

Getting ready

To complete this exercise, you need to have completed the previous recipes.

How to do it...

  1. First, we will create a tag using the New Tag window. You can open the new tag window by right-clicking on the Controller Tags folder of the Controller Organizer (to display the Controller Organizer, press ...

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