Publishing A-B PLC Tags to MQTT with groov Box

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This technical note shows you how to publish tag data from your Allen-Bradley® PLCs using the Ignition® Edge MQTT Transmission module in a groov Edge Appliance (groov Box). 

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 the groov Box 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 the groov Box, see our Ignition Workshop videos or the groov Box User's Guide (form 2104).