Connect ASCII Devices to DH+ Gateway

Connects a single ASCII device with as many as 32 DH+ devices. Send and receive ASCII messages via DH+.





Connect Serial Barcode Scanners, Printers and Scales to DH+-Based Allen-Bradley PLCs

Connect any ASCII-based serial device to your legacy PLCs like the PLC5 or SLC. When you connect ASCII to DH+ gateway you’ll be able to support 32 devices. It’s the perfect tool to keep those old legacy PLCs and ASCII serial devices from the scrap pile. Extend their useful life and transfer characters seamlessly.

How Do I Use the 460ADHM-D2E in My Application?

Incoming and outgoing ASCII data is parsed into data segments and given a data type. The string of ASCII data in up to 50 segments by delimiter or offset. Those values are them mapped to mating file locations in the DH+ devices like N7:200 or F9:1. It really is that simple when you connect ASCII to DH+ Gateway.

What Is ASCII and What It Can Do for You?

Discover whether the reading ASCII format aligns with your specific needs. Check out our ASCII tech page — 128 specified characters categorize into seven-bit integers, defining a standard encoding for letter, number, and symbol characters, known as ASCII.

Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?

While there are certainly other companies offering protocol gateways, there is no one who provides the level of support and service that you receive from Real Time Automation. When you call us, a live person answers the phone. If you talk with our sales team, you will get honest answers and recommendations. And rest assured, all the support you get is from an engineer who had a hand in the product’s development, and support doesn’t need a ticket or 24-hour wait. We get back to you as soon as possible. It’s an RTA promise.

ASCII Device Features

Operation Modes: Bidirectional ASCII Transmit and Receive
Maximum Number of Devices Supported: 2
Maximum Number of ASCII Characters Transferred: 1024 in each direction
Delimiter Processing: Incoming delimiters automatically removed; Outgoing delimiters automatically added
Parsing: Parse string of ASCII data in up to 50 segments by delimiter or offset
Concatenation: Concatenate up to 50 segments/strings of ASCII data with optional delimiter

DH+ Features

Operation Mode: DH+ Master
PLCs Supported: 5/04, PLC5
Maximum Devices Supported: 32
Scan Lines: 100 input / 100 output
Supported Data Types: 100 Integers or 100 Binaries, or 50 floats, 82 character string per Scan line

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.