GE Ethernet Global Data Communication Module

MVI56-EGD

GE Ethernet Global Data Communication Module

MVI56-EGD

[LIMITED AVAILABILITY] – The Ethernet Global Data (EGD) module can be used to interface many different protocols with EGD devices. The EGD driver supports both the producer/consumer service port (18246) and the command service port (7937) using the UDP protocol over an IP network. The user defines the data to be produced and consumed in a configuration file downloaded to the module.

  • Description

Description

GE Ethernet Global Data Network Interface Module for ControlLogix

The Ethernet Global Data (EGD) module can be used to interface many different protocols with EGD devices. The EGD driver supports both the producer/consumer service port (18246) and the command service port (7937) using the UDP protocol over an IP network. The user defines the data to be produced and consumed in a configuration file downloaded to the module.

Features and Benefits

GE Fanuc Automation and GE Drive Systems developed an Ethernet Global Data, or EGD, exchange for PLC and computer data in 1998. Ethernet Global Data (EGD) offers versatility where a mix of control devices requires cooperation with each other. This involves sharing of information across the applications regardless of device or network type, often at high speed, and with high reliability. High reliability means fewer communication failures and having the ability to detect failures upon occurrence. Particular emphasis is delivered for applications requiring periodic or frequent updates and time synchronization of devices. The protocol supports Unicast, Broadcast and Multicast group messaging. Efficiency is based on the fact each device on the network can produce these types of messages and each device determines which of these messages to consume.

Applications

Use the inRAx EGD module to connect various field devices using different networks or protocols, and share data between these devices over a wired connection. This is accomplished by exchanging shared common database information with the efficient but powerful Ethernet Global Data protocol.

Specifications

  • Single Slot – 1756 backplane compatible
  • The module is recognized as an Input/Output module and has access to processor memory for data transfer between processor and module
  • Ladder Logic is used for data transfer between module and processor. Sample ladder file included.
  • Configuration data obtained from configuration text file downloaded to module. Sample configuration file included
  • Local or remote rack

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