USB to an Allen-Bradley PLC

Easily connect a USB device to an Allen-Bradley PLC





USB to Allen-Bradley PLC Gateway

Discover the simplest way to transfer data between USB devices and Allen-Bradley PLCs such as ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC 5s, SLCs, and MicroLogix. Easily integrate data from USB HID or printer devices like barcode readers, weigh scales, RFID scanners, or printers into your PLCs’ data tables. While many companies provide gateways for these devices, none are quite like this one.

The 435USB is a USB to PLC gateway that, in Direct Tag Mode, directly writes data from USB devices into your Allen-Bradley PLC’s data table. It’s straightforward and designed for ease of use. If you find a simpler or faster way to move ASCII data into an Allen-Bradley PLC, we’ll refund your purchase.

Upgrade Networks and Keep Your Legacy Hardware

Despite Ethernet being the standard, many ASCII devices now come equipped with USB ports instead of serial ports. These affordable scales, barcode readers, RFID devices, and numerous others generate crucial ASCII data for your operations. You’re already familiar with setting them up, ensuring their functionality, and trusting their reliability. Moreover, they often come at attractive prices compared to their Ethernet-equipped counterparts. The 435USB allows seamless integration of these devices with your Allen-Bradley PLCs.

What Exactly Makes Our Gateways the Best Around?

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.

For more gateway solutions from Real Time Automation, check out our Solutions for Allen-Bradley PLCs page.

Ethernet/IP Tag Client Features

PLC Support: ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix, SLC’s, PLC5E’s, NetENI
Maximum Number of PLCs Supported: 1
Messaging Support: User Selectable Connected or Unconnected Messaging
Message Transfer Modes: Direct Tag Transfer or EtherNet/IP Adapter Communications
EtherNet/IP Adapter Support: Input Assembly: 100 - 416 bytes, Output Assembly: 112 - 416 bytes
Maximum EtherNet/IP Adapter Assembly Size: 416 data bytes
IP Addressing: Dynamic (DHCP) or Static

USB Features

USB Ports Supported: 2 Ports — 2 Device Maximum
USB Device Classes Supported: Human Interface Devices (HID) or Printer
Device Connection & Detection: Automatic, Plug n Play Operation
Maximum Message Transfer: 4096 Characters
USB Message Start/ End Delimiters: Up to two user configurable Start Delimiters, up to two user configurable End Delimiters
Power per USB Port: .5 A per Port

What our Customers are Saying

“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.