Connect ASCII data via a TCP Socket to an Allen-Bradley PLC

Integrate TCP socket based ASCII Systems into an Allen-Bradley PLC





Get Ethernet TCP/IP Enabled ASCII Devices Connected to the Data Table of an Allen-Bradley PLC

The 460ETCTCP allows you to move ASCII data inside TCP/IP packets to an Allen-Bradley PLC. It’s a simple solution that allows you to pass TCP socket connection data easily to an Allen-Bradley PLC. It allows you to interpret the ASCII data strings into meaningful data types for before being delivered to the PLC.

Best of all the product is Made in the USA, is always in stock and comes with 5 year warranty.

How Does the Data Move In and Out of the Allen-Bradley PLC?

Incoming and outgoing Ethernet TCP/IP data is mapped to and from user defined Tags or Registers in the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC. You allocate two areas of tags or register blocks in your Allen-Bradley PLC. One area is a user defined block accepting data from Ethernet TCP/IP data. The other area is a block the gateway reads and passes to the Ethernet TCP/IP device(s).

If your device uses delimiters, the 460ETCTCP can be configured to automatically remove the delimiters on incoming messages and add delimiters back in on outgoing messages. No need to deal with the delimiters in your PLC. If you need to parse your data, the 460ETCTCP can parse a string of Ethernet TCP/IP data in up to 50 segments by delimiter or offset.

It’s designed to be a simple tool to integrate ASCII data into an AB PLC.

Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?

The 460ETCTCP provides an option to access those Ethernet TCP/IP devices that always seem to creep into your architecture no matter how hard you try to keep them out. With the 460ETCTCP you can easily connect to those devices with your Allen-Bradley PLC.

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Part Number
Good ForBarcode Readers, Printers, Weigh Scales, Displays and other ASCII devices

Weather Stations, UPS Systems and any other Ethernet TCP/IP devices that output a compound ASCII string

PLC SetupASCII data in a TCP/IP packet gets mapped to a single Tag or RegisterASCII data in a TCP/IP packet can be parsed to multiple Tag or Register locations
AlarmingN/AEmail alarming available
Same Pricing Model

Ethernet TCP/IP Device Features

Operation Modes: Client or Server
Maximum Number of Devices Supported: 10
Maximum Number of Characters Transferred: 1024
Delimiter Processing: Incoming Delimiters automatically removed; Outgoing Delimiters automatically added
Parsing: Parse String of ASCII Data in up to 50 Segments by Delimiter or Offset
Concatenation: Concatenate up to 50 segments/strings of ASCII data with optional delimiter

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

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“Everything seems to be working as we imagined. Thanks for the great response time. I did not see any way to save the configuration other than screen shots, but the configuration did not get lost in the update. Thanks again, and you were a pleasure to work with.”

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