Connect Profibus to an Allen-Bradley PLC

Make a direct connection between Profibus Controller data and user-defined Tags or Registers in the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC.





Get Your Profibus Controller Connected Directly to the Data Table of Your Allen-Bradley PLC

The 460ETCPBS moves data between a Profibus Controller device and 1-5 Allen-Bradley PLCs. Additionally, with the 460ETCPBS, you are making a direct connection between Profibus Controller data and user-defined Tags or Registers in the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC. Moreover, there is no polling from the PLC or Ethernet/IP scan lists to arrange. Instead, this is a direct connection between bytes in your Profibus Master and the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC.

How Does the Data Move In and Out of the Allen-Bradley 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 your Profibus device. The other area is full of read only tags or register blocks to send data to your Profibus device. You directly map up to 10 Profibus Slots of up to 244 bytes in and out of the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC.

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Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?

The 460ETCPBS provides an option to access a Profibus Controller device without having to upgrade your PLC or get an expensive in rack solution. While there are certainly other companies offering protocol gateways, there is no one who provides the level of support and service that you receive from Real Time Automation. When you call us, a live person answers the phone. If you talk with our sales team, you will get honest answers and recommendations. And rest assured, all the support you get is from an engineer who had a hand in the product’s development, and support doesn’t need a ticket or 24-hour wait. We get back to you as soon as possible. It’s an RTA promise.

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

Profibus Slave Features

Object Model: 10 Slots in each direction
Slot Size: 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 Bytes
Data Representation: int8, int16, int32, int64, uint8, uint16, uint32, uint64, Float, Double, binary8, binary 16, binary 32, Short String
Total Data Supported: 244 Bytes in each direction
Maximum Profibus DP Connections: 1

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