I'm looking into an application for the first time from a design perspective.
Attached is my proposed topology based on Ethernet/IP (assume there is power supply available to the field devices including the Arm).
There will not be a central PLC included in this, therefore I would like the Fanuc Controller to directly communicate/control the field peripherals.
In my mind, this is a feasible solution.
But I have just been in discussions with a supplier, who is telling me this is not possible...….and is kind of questioning what I currently understand.
If you can further educate me, this would also be a distinct advantage, if I have got this wrong.
1. Can anyone explain to me why this solution is not feasible.
2. If this is a feasible solution, as far as the field peripherals are concerned, do you have any recommended suppliers to go with such as Balluf, Wago, Beckhoff etc and a possible link?
3. I have some things in mind for the field peripherals like https://www.balluff.com/en/de/…er/product/?key=BNI006A#/
As ever, any information or assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.