You have just found the easiest way to move data between a USB device and Allen-Bradley PLCs like ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC 5s, SLCs and MicroLogix. Effortlessly move data from any USB HID or printer device like barcode readers, weigh scales, RFID scanners or printers into your PLCs data table. Sure lots of companies offer gateways for these kinds of devices, but nobody offers one quite like this.
The 435USB is a USB to PLC gateway that, in Direct Tag Mode, writes data from USB devices directly into the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC. It’s simple in function and easy to use by design. If you don’t agree this is the easiest and quickest way to move ASCII data into an Allen-Bradley PLC, we will buy the unit back.
Even though Ethernet is the standard, there is still an awful lot of ASCII devices and now those devices don’t have a serial port, they have a USB port. These low-cost scales, barcode readers, RFID devices and a multitude of other units generate ASCII data that you need in your process. You know how to set them up, how to make them work and that they’re reliable. Plus, you can probably get them at a really good price since they don’t have all the fancy features of the Ethernet models. With the 435USB you can effortlessly integrate these devices with your Allen-Bradley PLCs.
There is no message instruction or IO tree to deal with. In Direct Tag Mode you simply define one PLC tag for sending and one for receiving and you’re done. It’s that simple.
“I challenged a customer to get it working by the time I got back from his break room with a Coke and he indeed had it working when I got back. He then said, "It’s worth twice the price!"”
Eric P. / Kendall Electric
“Everything seems to be working as we imagined. Thanks for the great response time. I did not see any way to save the configuration other than screen shots, but the configuration did not get lost in the update. Thanks again, and you were a pleasure to work with.”
Kevin L. / Extol, Inc.