How to set up the AXC F XT IB INTERBUS master

Available from 2019.3 with AXC F 2152 or AXC F 3152


Adding the AXC F XT IB INTERBUS master to your bus configuration


  1. Selecting the AXC F XT IB INTERBUS master
    1. Double-click the controller node in the PLANT area.

The controller editor group opens.

  • Select the Settings editor.
  • Select the Hardware extensions view.
  • From the Interbus drop-down list, select AXC F XT IB (2403018).

The AXC F IL ADAPT / AXC F XT IB (x) node is now displayed in the PLANT area.

  1. Adding the Interbus physical library
    1. In the COMPONENTS area, open the Libraries (x) section.
    2. Right-click Libraries (x).
    3. From the context menu, select Add Library....
    4. In the file explorer that opens, select the Interbus physical library.
    5. Click the Open button.

The Interbus physical library is now displayed in the Libraries (x) section in the COMPONENTS area.

  1. Adding the IB 256 module which is is required for startup
    1. In the PLANT area, double-click the AXC F IL ADAPT / AXC F XT IB (x) node.

The / AXC F IL ADAPT / AXC F XT IB controller editor group opens.

  • Select the Device List editor.
  • Select Select type here in the first row of the Device List editor.

The role picker opens.

  • Select the IB 256 module in the role picker.

The IB 256 module is added and mapped under the AXC F IL ADAPT / AXC F XT IB (x) node in the PLANT area.

  • Start up INTERBUS by using the IB_CONTROL_NEXT function block in the Structured Text (ST) programming language.


Get the left-alignable_interbus_master application note on INTERBUS startup for further information.


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• Published/reviewed: 2022-09-14 • Revision 046 •