PLC and other automated system integration

Hello all,

I just bought a Phenom Prime L, I love the machine, a marked improvement from my kit built Moai 200 I was using.

I do have some questions about possibilities to monitor the machine state and and perhaps operate some functions over ethernet IP, profinet, or something similar? Are there an communication standards available? I’m looking to build some automation into my process that would need to be able to load a print file, start a print, know when the machine is in cycle, and finally know when the print is complete and located at a designated z height.

I’m looking for anything regarding CIP’s for I/O more likely input and output assemblies. Information similar to what I have below, like address and Bit data.


From skimming through the forum, I’m assuming none of this exists… but i have to start looking somewhere.

Thank you all!