EtherNet/IP to ASCII

PLX31-EIP-ASCII

EtherNet/IP to ASCII

PLX31-EIP-ASCII

ProSoft Technology’s EtherNet/IP™ to ASCII communication gateway allows high-speed bi-directional data transfers between EtherNet/IP™-enabled PACs and ASCII devices such as weigh scales and barcode readers.  The EtherNet/IP™ protocol driver supports the explicit messaging implementation. The gateway is user-configurable as both a client and a server.

EtherNet/IP™ PACs include Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™, as well as several Schneider Electric® controllers. Applications for this module are found in most industries, especially manufacturing, oil & gas, electrical power and food processing.

The gateway has several features that allow for simplified integration, reduced commissioning time and optimized performance.

  • Description

Description

EtherNet/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway

ProSoft Technology’s EtherNet/IP™ to ASCII communication gateway allows high-speed bi-directional data transfers between EtherNet/IP™-enabled PACs and ASCII devices such as weigh scales and barcode readers. The EtherNet/IP™ protocol driver supports the explicit messaging implementation. The gateway is user-configurable as both a client and a server.

EtherNet/IP™ PACs include Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™, as well as several Schneider Electric® controllers. Applications for this module are found in most industries, especially manufacturing, oil & gas, electrical power and food processing.

The gateway has several features that allow for simplified integration, reduced commissioning time and optimized performance.

Features and Benefits

  • Data prioritization: Multiple I/O connections allow you to set RPIs for status and/or control data, optimizing Ethernet bandwidth.
  • Includes an embedded EDS Add-On Profile, allowing for simplified integration and reduced commissioning time.
  • Includes a SD card slot (SD card optional) for storing configuration files. This can be used for disaster recovery.
  • ProSoft Discovery Service: This utility allows your PC to see the gateway and change its default IP address without being on the same subnet.
  • Secure module configuration via module switch (v1.04 and greater).
  • Up to 10,000 16-bit registers can be used to exchange large amounts of data.

Architectures

PLX31-EIP-ASCII Schematic

 

Specifications

EtherNet/IP™ Specifications 

Specification Description
Number of Class 3 Server Connections 5
Supported PLC Types PLC2, PLC5, SLC, CLX, CMPLX, MICROLX
Supported Message Types PCCC and CIP
Class 3 Client Connections Connected: 2
Unconnected: 1
Number of Class 1 I/O Connections 1
I/O connection sizes 248/248
Max RPI time 5 ms per connection
CIP Services Supported 0x4C – CIP Data Table Read
0x4D – CIP Data Table Write
CIP Generic
Command List Support for 100 commands per Client, each configurable for command type, IP address, register to/from addressing and word/bit count
Command Sets PLC-2/PLC-3/PLC5 Basic Command Set
PLC5 Binary Command Set
PLC5 ASCII Command Set
SLC500 Command Set

ASCII Specifications 

Transmit and Receive Buffer Size 255 byte Transmit character length with 0 to 65535 millisecond delay between each transmitted character

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