Connect Allen-Bradley PLCs to BACnet MS/TP

A simple way to integrate Allen-Bradley PLCs into your BACnet MS/TP building automation systems

SKU: 460ETCBMS

460ETCBMS

Price$805.00$976.25

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Product Description

Connect Your Allen-Bradley PLCs To Your Building Automation System
Many building systems use Programmable Controllers to implement building control logic. Until now, it has been difficult and expensive to exchange data between Allen-Bradley PLCs and BACnet MS/TP enabled Building Automation Systems (BAS). For some Allen-Bradley PLCs there were no devices that would connect it to a BAS.

That’s Where the 460ETCBMS Comes in
The 460ETCBMS changes all that and gives you an amazing tool to quickly and easily integrate your BACnet MS/TP enabled BAS with any Allen-Bradley PLC. Even the legacy PLC5Es and SLC 5/05s. With this small, din rail module you can now use BACnet MS/TP BAS to access the registers or tags in your Allen-Bradley PLC.

How Does the Data Move In and Out of the PLC?
You allocate two areas of tags or register blocks in your Allen-Bradley PLC. One area is a user defined set of write only tags or register blocks accepting data from BACnet MS/TP. The other area is full of read only tags or register blocks to send data to your BACnet MS/TP system. You directly map BACnet MS/TP Analog and Binary data into read and write locations in the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC. There is no message instruction or IO tree to deal with.

It’s really 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. Email Alarming is available as well.

Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?
The 460ETCBMS provides an option to access a BACnet MS/TP system with an Allen-Bradley PLC 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

BACnet MS/TP Slave Features

BACnet/ MS/TP Operation Modes
BACnet MS/TP Master Responder

Supported Object Types
Device, Binary I/O, Analog I/O, Character String Value

Supported Service Codes
Read & Read Multiple-B, Write & Write Multiple-B, COV & COV unsolicited-B, Device Dynamic Binding, Dynamic Object Binding-B, Device Communication Control-B

Maximum Connections
1

Analog Objects
Supported 1200 Input and 1200 Output

Binary Objects
Supported 1600 Input and 1600 Output

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

Gateway Security

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

Alarming

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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