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This is an erlang modbus driver. It allows you to communicate with remote modbus speaking devices using erlang via TCP sockets.
Two types of devices are supported, Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. Modbus RTU is encapsulated over TCP to a remote device, using an ethernet to RS485 converter (I personally like the SENA PS110).
Note that Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU-over-TCP have different message formatting requirements, hence you must specify whether you are connecting to an RTU client or a TCP client during the connect phase.
Most Modbus TCP clients listen on port 502. The SENA PS110 module I use for Ethernet-to-RS485 conversion listens on port 7001.
To invoke:
modbus_device:connect(some_device, rtu, "", 7001, 1),
Value = modbus_device:read_hreg(some_device, 5),
Will read holding register #5 and return the value. You can also write to a holding register, or read input registers.
You can also pass in a conversion function if you want to get back translated/non-numeric values:
int_to_bool(1) -> "true";
int_to_bool(0) -> "false".
Value = modbus_device:read_hreg(some_device, 5, fun int_to_bool/1).
Read/write coils
Better error handling
More documentation.
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