ACE as I/O Expansion Unit: Slave I/O control
How to use the ACE as an expansion unit, for all ACE PLCs which have an serial port ?
Link each ACE by the serial port
Download the right program you want
Inside the .zip file, you will find the slave program and the subroutine for the master.
In the slave & master ACE
|Configure the serial port as
For this you must return to the setup hardware on the top left hand corner of vBuilder software (Green or Blue icon).
In the slave
Upload the slave program, then, run it.
In the master
|Select Add Subroutine, than Select Existing Subroutine .viofs.|
|Write and Read the remote inputs/outputs, add just in the begining of your program the Subroutine call function from the ToolBox on the right of vBuilder.
This Subroutine call function must be in the begining of your MAIN program.
If you want, you can rename the RInBit and ROutBit tags.