ControlNet Router

A-CNR

ControlNet Router

A-CNR

The ControlNet Router provides an efficient method of bridging between ControlNet and Ethernet networks. The module exchanges data with a Logix controller via a ControlNet bridge (eg. 1756-CNB) using Scheduled Class 1 communication or Unscheduled Class 3 / UCMM messaging. The size of the produced and consumed data is user-configurable up to 400 bytes.

The IO data can be accessed via Ethernet using either the PCCC or EtherNet/IP™ protocols. The former allows the module to emulate user-defined PLC5-type data files simplifying the data exchange with PanelViews. The module also provides a range of statistics on Ethernet and ControlNet to assist with fault finding.

  • Description

Description

The ControlNet Router provides an efficient method of bridging between ControlNet and Ethernet networks. The module exchanges data with a Logix controller via a ControlNet bridge (eg. 1756-CNB) using Scheduled Class 1 communication or Unscheduled Class 3 / UCMM messaging. The size of the produced and consumed data is user-configurable up to 400 bytes.

The IO data can be accessed via Ethernet using either the PCCC or EtherNet/IP™ protocols. The former allows the module to emulate user-defined PLC5-type data files simplifying the data exchange with PanelViews. The module also provides a range of statistics on Ethernet and ControlNet to assist with fault finding.

A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of ControlNet operation and communication statistics, without the need for any additional software.

Architectures

A-CNR ControlNet Fig1

Features and Benefits

  • ControlNet to Ethernet Interface
  • Connect Ethernet-only PanelViews to Logix via ControlNet
  • Supports Scheduled & Unscheduled ControlNet for PanelViews
  • Program Logix controllers via ControlNet
  • Advanced Diagnostics

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 ControlNet Router module, connections with controllers and devices.

RSNetworx for ControlNet is used to schedule the ControlNet Router over the ControlNet network.

 

Specifications

EtherNet/IP Network

Specification Description
Connector RJ45
Conductors CAT5 STP/UTP
ARP Connections Max 40
TCP Connections Max 40
CIP Connections Max 10
Communication Rate 10/100 Mbps
Duplex Mode Full / Half
Auto-MDIX Support Yes
Embedded Switch (2) Ethernet ports

ControlNet

Specification Description
Connectors (2) BNC connectors (ControlNet A and B).
Conductors Quad shield RG-6 coaxial cable
Unscheduled Routed Client Max 40
Scheduled Connection Max Input Size: 408 bytes (400 bytes mapped data) Max Output Size: 404 bytes (400 bytes mapped data)

PCCC

Specification Description
Max PCCC Connections 10
Max PCCC Payload 1000 bytes

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