Connect BACnet/IP Devices to an Allen-Bradley PLC

Connect up to 32 BACnet/IP server devices with up to 5 Allen-Bradley PLCs



Price $805.00$976.25Price$805.00$976.25


Product Description

Connect BACnet/IP Servers to Allen-Bradley PLCs

The 460ETCBC moves data between a network of up to 32 BACnet/IP server devices and 1-5 Allen-Bradley PLCs.

With the 460ETCBC you are making a direct connection between BACnet/IP data and user defined Tags or Registers in the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC. There is no polling from the PLC or Ethernet/IP scan lists to arrange. This is a direct connection between your device’s data and data table locations in your PLC.

It’s the perfect tool to help integrate BACnet/IP enabled boilers, lighting and security systems to your Allen-Bradley control system.

How Does the Data Move In and Out of the PLC?
Data can be exchanged between up to 32 BACnet/IP end devices and up to five Allen-Bradley PLCs. BACnet/IP devices represent data as Analog and Binary objects while Allen-Bradley PLCs use tags or registers (legacy AB PLCs).

Mapping is a simple as pairing analog or binary data point from your BACnet devices to tags or registers in your Allen-Bradley PLC.

It’s really that simple.

Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?
The 460ETCBC provides an option to connect BACnet/IP Server data with your Allen-Bradley PLCs without an expensive in-rack solution. 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.


  • Manual
  • 3’ power cable with Flying leads
  • 5 Year Hardware Warranty
  • IPSetup software — Automatically locates RTA Gateway on the network
  • Unlimited Firmware Feature Upgrades for Life
  • CAT5 Cross over cable for direct connection to PC during programming
  • Complete, Unlimited Access to our Industry Leading Support Staff

EtherNet/IP Tag Client Features

PLC Support ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, MicroLogix, SLC’s and PLC5E’s

Maximum Number of PLCs Supported 5

Maximum Number Read Tags or Registers Supported 150 per PLC

Maximum Number Write Tags or Registers Supported 150 per PLC

Array Support Yes, for all data types except strings

Supported Data Types ControlLogix / CompactLogix / FlexLogix: Bit, 32 Bit Array, SINT, INT, REAL, STRING, DINT, MicroLogix / SLC / PLC5E: 16 Bit Array, INT, REAL, STRING

BACnet/IP Client Features

BACnet/IP Operation Modes
BACnet/IP Client

Supported Object Types
Device, BI/BO/BV, AI/AO/AV, MI/MO/MV, Character String Value

Supported Service Codes
Read Property-A, Read Property Multiple-A, Write Property-A, Write Property Multiple-A, Device Dynamic Binding-A

Maximum Connections

Number Read/Write Scan Lines per Device
200 Total - 100 reads and 100 writes

Scan Line Support
Up to 128 Objects

Gateway Security

You can configure up to 9 different users access to diagnostic and configuration screens.


Set <, <=, >=, >, ==, !=, and Change-of-State rules on any data moving through the gateway. If alarm rule is triggered an email notification can be sent.

Translation Table

Allows for data manipulation during protocol translation. Scaling and other data format changes can occur in the gateway.

Status and Counters

Protocol specific status, counters and error messages are accessible within the gateways diagnostics page. They can also be delivered to a connected device.

Diagnostic Logging Page

Allows users to see and log start up sequences, protocol specific messages & error messages.


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