Connect ASCII Devices to a Siemens S7 PLC

The Easiest Way to Integrate ASCII Data into a Siemens S7 PLC





The Easiest Way to Integrate ASCII Data into a Siemens S7 PLC

The 460ASC moves data between a serial ASCII device and up to 5 Siemens S7 PLCs.

With the 460ASC you now have a solution to get ASCII weather stations, UPS systems, and any other ASCII devices that output a compound ASCII string connected to your Siemens S7 PLC.

How do I use 460ASC in my application?

Incoming and outgoing ASCII data are mapped to and from memory table addresses in your Siemens S7 PLC. One area is Output only locations sending data to the ASCII device. The other is Input blocks to receiving data from your ASCII device.

If your device uses delimiters the 460ASC can be configured to automatically remove them. If you need to parse your data, the 460ASC can parse a string of ASCII data in up to 50 segments by delimiter or offset.

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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

S7 Client Features

PLC Support: S7 300/400/1200/1500
Maximum Number of PLCs Supported: 5
Maximum Number of Inputs per PLC: 150
Maximum Number of Outputs per PLC: 150
Array Support: Yes, for all data types
Supported Data Types: 8Bit Int, 16Bit Int, 32Bit Int, 32Bit Float, Bool and String

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