EtherNet/IP to Modbus Serial 4 Port

PLX31-EIP-MBS4

EtherNet/IP to Modbus Serial 4 Port

PLX31-EIP-MBS4

The EtherNet/IP® to Modbus Serial gateway offers bi-directional data transfers between Modbus Serial and the EtherNet/IP network. Our EtherNet/IP Driver uses Class 1 I/O connections and/or Class 3 Message instructions. Protocol conversion gateways are the ideal solution for distributed networks when adding a remote rack becomes too costly.

The PLX31-EIP-MBS4 gateways are stand-alone DIN-rail mounted gateways that provide one Ethernet port for communication, allowing for remote configuration and diagnostics, and up to four (4) serial communication ports. The PLX30 gateways also come with an SD Card slot (SD card optional) for storing configuration files. In the event of a failure the SD card can be transferred to another gateway reducing downtime. These gateways also come with a wide input power range (10 Vdc – 36 Vdc), and an extended temperature range (-25°C to 70°C ). The PLX30 gateways include all the necessary cables required for communication.

A conformal coating option is available for this product.

  • Description

Description

EtherNet/IP to Modbus Serial 4 Port

The EtherNet/IP® to Modbus Serial gateway offers bi-directional data transfers between Modbus Serial and the EtherNet/IP network. Our EtherNet/IP Driver uses Class 1 I/O connections and/or Class 3 Message instructions. Protocol conversion gateways are the ideal solution for distributed networks when adding a remote rack becomes too costly.

The PLX31-EIP-MBS4 gateways are stand-alone DIN-rail mounted gateways that provide one Ethernet port for communication, allowing for remote configuration and diagnostics, and up to four (4) serial communication ports. The PLX30 gateways also come with an SD Card slot (SD card optional) for storing configuration files. In the event of a failure the SD card can be transferred to another gateway reducing downtime. These gateways also come with a wide input power range (10 Vdc – 36 Vdc), and an extended temperature range (-25°C to 70°C ). The PLX30 gateways include all the necessary cables required for communication.

A conformal coating option is available for this product.

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.
  • Four serial ports allow for connectivity of up to 400 Modbus® devices, reducing the amount of gateways required for your application.
  • 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-MBS4 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 8
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

NOTE:  All products are pre-order items

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