I am able to follow along with the example videos for the .NET to EtherCAT bridge (AB9079-C) and can use the PLC simulator to send / receive data from my .NET application to the simulated PLC.
However, I can not use my EtherCAT master with the device; there are no examples provided.
- Is the *.xml file in the generated *.zip file folder \EtherCAT the correct ESI file?
- If so, why do the parameters as specified in the spreadsheet not show up as inputs and outputs?
- There are additional EtherCAT variables for input / output with the phrse ‘handshake’ ; is there a handshaking / initialization sequence needed? If so, where is this documented?