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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