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(Mechatronics) Matching Pinouts for IDC Connector between PLC and Motor Controller

(Mechatronics) Matching Pinouts for IDC Connector between PLC and Motor Controller

(Mechatronics) Matching Pinouts for IDC Connector between PLC and Motor Controller

Hi all,

A disclaimer, I'm an Mech.Eng. but not from the Mechatronics field.

I need help figuring out how to correctly wire an IDC 26 Pin Female Connector so that the pinouts match between a PLC controller and a Step Motor Controller with PNP (SMC).
I'm not even entirely sure if there is a need to match the pin layout, or it is standardized (relative to the alignment bump on the connector).

The SMC is a PNP type and it came with a kit of two identical I/O cables, with a 26 pin IDC female connector (corresponds to the CN5 I/O connector on the SMC) on one end, and unstripped flat band on the other side to be wired to another connector.

The system will run on 24VDC.

In any case, for some of you it might seem obvious but i just cant make a mistake as we dont have any spare parts (for now) and a deadline is fast approaching.

RE: (Mechatronics) Matching Pinouts for IDC Connector between PLC and Motor Controller

I dont think the problem lies with how to connect PLC from supplier A to SMC from supplier B
build up your knowledge:
1 set up SMC with motor,power supply and laptop (with SMC programming software):build up some confidence in how the SMC works
2 figure out how the programming of the SMC works (what signals are required on the parallel (?) cable
3 setup PLC and power supply
4 figure out how to program the PLC (how to read an input, how to write an output in a simple program
5 once you become knowledgeable on these things, connecting them together will become straight forward
good luck!

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