Connect USB to an Allen-Bradley PLC

Easily connect a USB device to an Allen-Bradley PLC





USB to Allen-Bradley PLC Gateway

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.

Upgrade Networks and Keep Your Legacy Hardware

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.

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.

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.

Attn: Our office is closed Monday, 5/27/24 in observance of Memorial Day. Orders placed after 2 pm CST 5/24/24 will be processed 5/28/24.