In this new test we will use an Arduino Mega 2560 board and a Panasonic FPX PLC, in this case we will configure the PLC as a Modbus RTU master and the Arduino as a Modbus RTU slave via RS232. We will use as a base previous examples of both platforms.
Since arduino handles TTL voltages 0 -5v we have manufactured a MAX232 TTL to RS232 converter, quick view of MAX232 DIY board, We have taken 5v to power the MAX232, although we recommend using an external 5v source and unify ground.
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Step 1: Components and Materials Required for Testing
Components and materials required for testing
1-PLC Panasonic FPX C14R
Step 3: Arduino Mega 2560 Slave Modbus RTU & PLC Panasonic Master (RS232)
Arduino Mega 2560 Slave Modbus RTU & PLC Panasonic Master (RS232)
- Although for some this test is similar to previous tests, visual and functionally does not vary, but internally the library and / or the configuration as master or slave are different would be denoted by revolving the Master and Slave Modbus libraries for Arduino.
- The board of Arduino controls without any inconvenience the PLC, you only have to consider communication parameters, speeds physical connections, wiring, etc.
- Easily this application, in this case a PLC in more practical cases data solutions or control with meters, counters and PID controllers.
- We recommend not to use speeds higher than 9600, if it works at 115200 but we want to guarantee security in the transmission given the Arduino and max232.