The 460ESMC connects up to 32 Modbus TCP/IP devices to an EtherNet/IP PLC. It’s a simple tool that allows you to use the plethora of available Modbus TCP/IP devices in your EtherNet/IP architectures.
For Most applications the mapping is very straight forward. Modbus Register and Coil data is mapped to EtherNet/IP IO blocks. Up to 480 bytes of data can be moved in each direction between EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP
It really is that simple.
Need to modify your data as it passes from one protocol to the other? No problem. Each data mapping you apply can be modified with up to 3 mathematic functions. Add 4 to a value, multiply by 4 and divide by 10 with ease.
The 460ESMC provides an option to connect Modbus TCP/IP Server devices to an EtherNet/IP Scanner device. While there are certainly a number of other companies offering stand alone gateways, there is no one who provides the level of support and service that you receive from RTA.
When you call, a live person answers the phone. When you talk with sales, you will get honest answers and recommendations even if that means recommending someone else’s solution. When you get support, it is from an engineer who had a hand in the product’s development, and support doesn’t require a ticket or 24 hour wait. We are unashamed of the fact that we are a smaller company because that means you mean a lot more to us.
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