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This application note covers the exception where the user does not want the PLC to influence the fieldbus enable and thus the software enable of the AKD.

This effectively renders the Compactlogix or Contrologix Ethernet IP communications to the AKD drive(s) to the same as a Micrologix 1400 (explicit messaging only).

In this application note, we’ll demonstrate the different command types supported by the AKD Ethernet IP drive. While the PLC screenshots demonstrate using an Allen Bradley PLC ( Compactlogix in this case ) the methods are not AB specific but part of the Ethernet IP protocol using the AKD Ethernet IP drive. We have not tested nor officially support other Ethernet IP masters beyond Micrologix1400 ( explicit only ), Compactlogix, and Contrologix.