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To add an I/O module to a Studio 5000 Logix Designer project, you need to know the part number of the I/O module. In this edition of Learn Logix, we will see how to identify the part number of an I/O module using the hardware label, RSLinx Classic, and a web browser.
Let's get started with the easiest method of determining a part number - the hardware label.
Every Logix 5000 I/O module ships with two labels attached. Both labels specify the part number of the module.
The factory label is located on the side of the module and specifies the part number of the module.
When a module is installed in a ControlLogix chassis, it is not possible to read the factory label. For this reason, there is a second hardware label installed inside of the door of the module that also specifies the module's part number.
If there is a connection between your laptop and the Logix 5000 system where the module is installed, you can also find the part number of the module using RSLinx Classic.
In RSLinx Classic, simply browse the network to location the module. The advantage of checking the part number using RSLinx Classic is that you can also retrieve the firmware revision of the module from the Module Properties window, which is required when adding the module to a Logix Designer project.
Finally, if your laptop is connected to the Logix 5000 system over an Ethernet based network, you can check a module's part number using a web browser.
In your web browser, simply navigate to the IP address of the controller to see a list of all of the module's that are mounted in the same chassis.
In this tutorial, we learned how to identify an I/O module's part number using three different techniques. Those techniques were the hardware label, the RSLinx Classic software, and a web browser.
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