5102-DFCM-ASCII3

5102-DFCM-ASCII3

The ProLinx DF1 to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on a DF1 network and ASCII devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides one DF1 configurable serial port and three ASCII configurable serial ports.

The DF1 protocol driver supports master or Slave implementations of the protocol on each DF1 port. All DF1 ports are individually configurable.

The ASCII protocol driver permits the module to interface to many ASCII devices. Each ASCII port on the module is configurable to send and/or receive ASCII strings, each supporting its own individual serial network.

  • Description

Description

DF1 Master/Slave to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway

5102-DFCM-ASCII3

The ProLinx DF1 to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on a DF1 network and ASCII devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides one DF1 configurable serial port and three ASCII configurable serial ports.

The DF1 protocol driver supports master or Slave implementations of the protocol on each DF1 port. All DF1 ports are individually configurable.

The ASCII protocol driver permits the module to interface to many ASCII devices. Each ASCII port on the module is configurable to send and/or receive ASCII strings, each supporting its own individual serial network.

 

Features and Benefits

Applications

The DFCM-ASCII modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where DF1 connectivity can be used to integrate ASCII serial input devices into a system. The DF1 gateway is a powerful module designed with both Master and Slave support, enabling easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs (CLX, SLC, PLC, CPLX, and similar devices). In combination with the ASCII device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many ASCII devices which are in use in the industrial marketplace today. Applications for the module are found in most industries, especially the Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Electrical Power and Food Processing.

 

Specifications

Internal Database

The ProLinx module contains an internal database that consists of areas for application data, status information, and configuration information.

The internal database is shared between all ports on the module and is used as a conduit to pass information from a device on one network to one or more devices on another network.

 

Application Data Area

The data area is used to store and retrieve data by the protocol drivers and for data exchange between protocols. The database is used as a source for write commands to remote devices and holds data collected from the remote devices. Commands defined in the configuration file (stored in the configuration data area) control how the data is to be handled in the database.

 

Status Data Area

This area is used to store error codes, counters, and port status information for each port.

 

Configuration Data Area

This area contains module configuration information such as port configuration, network information, and command configuration. This configuration file is downloaded to, or uploaded from, this area.

 

 

NOTE:  All products are pre-order items

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