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Can an ATV-IMC card send Modbus TCP/IP messages over Ethernet?

Title
Can an ATV-IMC card send Modbus TCP/IP messages over Ethernet?
 
Issue
A customer is trying to use Read_Var or Write_Var function blocks in SoMachine with an ATV-IMC card. When a program that includes these function blocks is downloaded to an ATV-IMC card the customer gets an error.
 
Product Line 
Altivar 61, Altivar 71, ATV-IMC
 
Environment
SoMachine 3.1
 
Cause
 
An ATV-IMC card supports only a Modbus TCP Server (slave) service, 8 connection maxium and not a Modbus TCP Client service
 
Resolution
An ATV-IMC cannot send Modbus TCP/IP messages over Ethernet. It cannot be a client (master). It can only respond to Modbus TCP/IP messages and be a server (slave).
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