FL-Net Network Interface Module for CompactLogix

MVI69-FLN

FL-Net Network Interface Module for CompactLogix

MVI69-FLN

The MVI69-FLN FA Control Network communication module is a single-slot solution that allows Rockwell Automation CompactLogix processors to communicate with FL-net protocol-compatible devices. The module implements the FL-net version 2.00 (OPCN-2) specification, as defined by JEMA (The Japan Electrical Manufacturers Association) for the standard FA control network. FL-net is a master-less system.

The MVI69-FLN module acts as a gateway between the FL-net network and the CompactLogix/MicroLogix backplane. The data transfer from the CompactLogix/MicroLogix processor is asynchronous from the actions on the FL-net network. The module’s internal database can be used to exchange Area 1 and Area 2 cyclic, network, and module status data between the processor and the FL-net network.

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  • Description

Description

FL-Net Network Interface Module for CompactLogix

The MVI69-FLN FA Control Network communication module is a single-slot solution that allows Rockwell Automation CompactLogix processors to communicate with FL-net protocol-compatible devices. The module implements the FL-net version 2.00 (OPCN-2) specification, as defined by JEMA (The Japan Electrical Manufacturers Association) for the standard FA control network. FL-net is a master-less system.

The MVI69-FLN module acts as a gateway between the FL-net network and the CompactLogix/MicroLogix backplane. The data transfer from the CompactLogix/MicroLogix processor is asynchronous from the actions on the FL-net network. The module’s internal database can be used to exchange Area 1 and Area 2 cyclic, network, and module status data between the processor and the FL-net network.

FL-net is a peer-to-peer networking system. All FL-net devices transfer data using two shared databases with fixed sizes. The MVI69-FLN module accepts commands to control and monitor the data stored in these two databases. This data is passed between the module and the CompactLogix/MicroLogix processor over the backplane for use in customer applications.

Features and Benefits

FL-net Network

  • Peer-to-Peer (masterless) token-passing network control method
  • FA link protocol on Ethernet UDP/IP
  • Cyclic data transfer supports virtual memory Area 1 and Area 2. The cyclic data is mapped to the module’s I/O area.

ProSoft Configuration Builder software included

  • Graphical drag-and-drop configuration tool for simple module configuration
  • Easy-to-use diagnostics window with menu-driven hardware and protocol diagnostics
  • View module database contents through serial connection to a desktop PC

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  • Free ProSoft software tools tightly integrate with our hardware – A simple and quick, total solution to help you make our products fit your applications

Applications

The MVI69-FLN module provides highly configurable FL-net capabilities to the CompactLogix / MicroLogix platform. FL-net (OPCN-2) is a processor-level network conforming to specification Japan Electrical Manufacturers Association JEM1479. Developed to focus on multi-vendor communications of programmable processors, NC processors, Robotic and other Motion Control systems.

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Single-slot, 1769 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 memory and processor controller tags. A sample ladder file with AOI is included.
  • Configuration data obtained from configuration text file downloaded to module. A sample configuration file is included.
  • Supports CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 LRP Controllers except 1769-L23E-QBFC1B, 1769-L16x, and 1769-L18x.

Functional Specifications

  • Personality Module: Incorporates a non-volatile Compact Flash memory for storing the module’s setup and network configuration data (or personality). This allows restoring of a module by simply exchanging the Personality Module with no PC or configuration required.
  • Web server: Provides product information and firmware updates.Server Functionality
    • Log data read service
    • Log data clear service
    • Network Parameter Read
    • Return Message
    • Profile Read
  • Network Management Table: According to FL-net version 2.00 specification
  • Own-node Management Table: According to FL-net version 2.00 specification
  • Participating Node Management Table: According to FL-net version 2.00 specification Network configurable via a text file

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