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The ProLinx EtherNet/IP to Modbus Master/Slave Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on an EtherNet/IP network and Modbus devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides one Ethernet port and up to four serial ports.
The EtherNet/IP protocol driver supports the Explicit Messaging implementation of the protocol. User-configurable as both a Client and a Server, the EtherNet/IP port is a very powerful data transfer tool.
What if you could have your control devices’ data stored for predictive maintenance or process improvements?
The PLX51-DL-232 Data Logger is ideal for remote sites with limited communications that need to log data. OEMs can log their machine’s data to identify operational problems or efficiency improvements. The PLX51-DL-232 can read and store data from EtherNet/IP PLCs, DF1 Serial PLCs and devices, or Modbus® PLCs and devices. The PLX51-DL-232 has the capacity to store over 16 million records in its solid-state non-volatile memory. Each stored record includes a Date Time stamp, Tag Name, Data Type, and Value.
The PLX51-HART-4I allows users to easily connect their existing HART-compatible field devices to EtherNet/IP™, Modbus® TCP/IP, and DNP3 Ethernet networks. The module can be used to connect HART Input devices such as process instruments into an Ethernet network.
The PLX51-HART-4I supports up to 4 channels of HART communication, as well as Analog 4-20 mA signals for real-time process variables to/from the HART-compatible device.
The PLX51-PBM gateway provides connectivity to EtherNet/IP™ networks for PROFIBUS DP networks by operating as either a Master or Slave device on the PROFIBUS DP network.
For easy integration to a Rockwell Automation Controller, the gateway and configuration software create dynamic AOI’s based on the user configuration to add logical tag names to the PLC project file. Thus, reducing the overall programming time.
With advanced tools such as PROFIBUS device discovery and a built-in PROFIBUS DP packet capture utility, PROFIBUS DP network commissioning time can be greatly reduced.
Dual Ethernet ports of the module can support either DLR (Device Level Ring) topology or can be used as an embedded switch for flexible installation options.