Publishing A-B PLC Tags to MQTT Quick Start

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This Quick Start shows how to use the Ignition® Edge MQTT Transmission module (free in the groov Edge appliance) to publish tag data from Allen-Bradley® PLCs.

What You'll Need

  • The IP address or domain name of a computer running an MQTT broker.
  • A GROOV-AR1 Box with groov Admin (v1.570.47 or higher), and already configured with Ignition Edge and its internal OPC-UA server. 
  • Any of the following Allen-Bradley PLCs, accessible to groov via Ethernet:
    • Logix: ControlLogix® and CompactLogix® with firmware v21 and higher
    • ControlLogix with firmware v20 and lower
    • CompactLogix with firmware v20 and lower
    • SLC™ 5/05
    • PLC-5®
    • MicroLogix™ 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500
For help setting up Ignition Edge in groov , see our Ignition Workshop videos, the  Ignition Workshop videos), or the Guide to Networking groov (form 2161).