The PackMLRemoteInterfaceDataType provides the PackML remote connection information. The PackMLRemoteInterfaceDataType is formally defined in Table 17.

Table 17 – PackMLRemoteInterfaceDataType Structure






This datatype is used with the RemoteCommand Method defined in 6.7.15..



This is the unique number for the downstream/upstream unit machine using a common tag structure as the unit machine. The number should correspond to a number on the communication network, such as network ID, or IP address identifier. This number corresponds to the “information sender” that is setting the command data in the RemoteInterface[#] structure of the unit machine.



A user defined command number associated with coded value from a remote unit. This number is a coded value sent from one node on the network to another. The value can be associated with a unit mode change request, speed change request, a state change request, etc.



This is the command value associated with the ControlCmdNumber above. The command value may be the speed requested, state change, etc.

Example:For an upstream machine designated as #2 a control command number of 5 may be related to the speed setting value for the machine. A value of 400 can be used to modify the remote machine setpoint.

Command.RemoteInterface[1].Number = 2

Command.RemoteInterface[1].ControlCmdNumber = 5

Command.RemoteInterface[1].CmdValue = 400



The parameter tags associated to commanded remote interface are typically used for command parameters that are given to the unit machine from remote machines. The parameters are typically needed for coordinating the unit machine or production with other machines. The parameter value may be anything from machine limit parameters to temperatures and counter presets. The parameters are typically limited to machine parameters as product and process parameters are described in later tags.