Read Temperature from a Remote Temperature Sensor
This example shows how to read temperature and humidity measurements from a remote sensor on a PLC connected via TCP/IP. The temperature sensor is connected to a holding register at address 1 on the board, and the humidity sensor is at address 5.
Create the MODBUS object, using TCP/IP.
m = modbus('tcpip', '192.168.2.1', 502) m = Modbus TCPIP with properties: DeviceAddress: '192.168.2.1' Port: 502 Status: 'open' NumRetries: 1 Timeout: 10 (seconds) ByteOrder: 'big-endian' WordOrder: 'big-endian'
The humidity sensor does not always respond instantly, so increase the timeout value to 20 seconds.
m.Timeout = 20
The temperature sensor is connected to a holding register at address 1 on the board. Read 1 value to get the current temperature reading. Since temperature value is a double, set the precision to a double.
read(m,'holdingregs',1,1,'double') ans = 46.7
The humidity sensor is connected to the holding register at address 5 on the board. Read 1 value to get the current humidity reading.
read(m,'holdingregs',5,1,'double') ans = 35.8
Disconnect from the server and clear the object.