I'm in desperate need of some help from some people who have set up comms between a R30ib Plus robot controller and an s71200 PLC using TIA portal v15.
I was testing the configuration yesterday and I couldn't get the robot to connect to the PLC. I could see it on the list of accessible devices and I was able to do an online detection of the hardware which finished successfully. However even after setting the IP address of the robot controller in TIA as well as the profinet name it was still throwing an error.
The GSD file I was using is GSDML-V2.3-Fanuc-A05B2600R834V830-20140601. I have seen in other threads that I should be using v2.33?
I really am lost on how to setup this connection.
I have setup other Profinet IO Devices and none were this complicated. I simply had to install the GSD file, find the device in accessible devices and assign them a IP address as well as a profinet name. Then I would either manually add the hardware config or detect it automatically.
I have the profinet I/O manual but its quite convoluted (130 Pages for a simple connection??). Do I still nedd to create a hardware config and upload it to the profinet card?
I am also not sure why, but we recieved the card as shown in the attached pic. It doesn't seem to be an original siemens product but I can trace it back to a MOLEX website. Is the setup for this card different? or the GSD file different?
On the robot TP side, do I need to detect devices and add configured devices? What is the setup procedure on that side of things?
Another thing, There are 4 RJ45 plugs on the card, which one should I be using? depending where I plug it in obviously shows up either channel 1 or channel 2 when searching accessible devices.
Any help would be much appreciated.