PA Link Series B

The PROFIBUS PA gateway allows the user to interface PROFIBUS PA DPV0/DPV1 to either EtherNet/IP™ or Modbus® devices.

When configured as a Master, the PA Link can exchange up to 2 kilobytes of PROFIBUS PA device and status data.

The PA Link has two Ethernet ports for a Linear or Ring (Device Level Ring – DLR) Ethernet topology. The Ethernet ports can also be configured for port mirroring, allowing for better fault analysis.

 

  • Description

Description

PA Link Series B

A-PAL/B

The PROFIBUS PA gateway allows the user to interface PROFIBUS PA DPV0/DPV1 to either EtherNet/IP™ or Modbus® devices.

When configured as a Master, the PA Link can exchange up to 2 kilobytes of PROFIBUS PA device and status data.

The PA Link has two Ethernet ports for a Linear or Ring (Device Level Ring – DLR) Ethernet topology. The Ethernet ports can also be configured for port mirroring, allowing for better fault analysis.

The PA Link can synchronize to an NTP Server allowing for automatic time synchronization. It also supports an onboard non-volatile event log for improved fault finding. The PA Link has a built-in Power Conditioner which can supply up to 420 mA. The power conditioner is protected against a configurable overcurrent limit. The module also has a configurable built-in Fieldbus terminator.

The PA Link provides a range of statistics and tools to provide a detailed diagnostic overview of each PA Link, which speeds-up fault finding. The Slate Configuration Utility allows the user to perform a PROFIBUS PA packet capture of the running Fieldbus which can be used to analyze the bus behavior and packets received. The PA Link also provides global and device specific statistics.

 

PA Link Schematic 1

 

PA Link Schematic 3

 

Features and Benefits

  • Direct link from PROFIBUS PA to EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP
  • Exchange up to 2 kilobytes of PROFIBUS PA device and status data
  • Support for up to 32 PROFIBUS PA slave devices
  • Embedded 2 port Ethernet switch – DLR capable
  • Built-in Isolated PA Power Conditioner – Max. 420 mA (Temperature limited)
  • Configurable bus Current Protection (Trip)
  • Built-in configurable Bus Terminator
  • Supports PROFIBUS PA Master Redundancy (Active / Standby)
  • FDT Asset Management – DTM Available

 

Configuration

The Slate Configuration Utility software is used for configuration and troubleshooting of the module. The stand-alone configuration utility allows users to define the setup and configuration of the PROFIBUS PA module, connections with controllers and devices.

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