5201-DFNT-ASCII

5201-DFNT-ASCII

The ProLinx EtherNet/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on an EtherNet/IP network and ASCII devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides a single Ethernet port and up to four ASCII configurable 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. 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.

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Description

EtherNet/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway

5201-DFNT-ASCII

The ProLinx EtherNet/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on an EtherNet/IP network and ASCII devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides a single Ethernet port and up to four ASCII configurable 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. 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 DFNT-ASCII modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where EtherNet/IP connectivity can be used to integrate ASCII serial devices into a system. The EtherNet/IP gateway is a powerful module designed with both Client and Server 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 Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Electrical Power and Food Processing.

 

Specifications

Internal Database

General Protocol Information

Messaging PCCC on CIP
Explicit Messaging supported
Miscellaneous 125 word read and write data lengths
Floating point data supported

EtherNet/IP Server Specifications

Connections Five independent TCP server sockets permit
remote clients to interact with all data
contained in the module.
Data File Data Table File Start – Fixed at N10
Data Table File Size – 100 or 1000 words
CIP Services Supported 0x4C – CIP Data Table Read
0x4D – CIP Data Table Write

EtherNet/IP Client Specifications

General One client
Command List Support for 100 commands, each
configurable for command, IP address,
register to/from addressing and word/bit
count.
Polling of command list User configurable polling of commands,
including disabled, continuous and on
change of data (write only).

ASCII Specifications

Ports Available in up to four port configurations to
receive and/or transmit data
Transmit and Receive
buffer size
255 bytes each
Transmit character with
pacing
0 to 65535 millisecond delay between each
transmitted character.

 

 

NOTE:  All products are pre-order items

Active Mature: Product is fully supported, but a newer product or family exists.
For new applications use the PLX31-EIP-ASCII

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