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.
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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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|Real Time Automation ASCII to AB PLC SOLUTION COMPARISON|
|Good For||Barcode 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 Setup||ASCII data in a TCP/IP packet gets mapped to a single Tag or Register||ASCII data in a TCP/IP packet can be parsed to multiple Tag or Register locations|
|Alarming||N/A||Email alarming available|
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Ethernet TCP/IP Device Features
Client or Server
Maximum Number of Devices Supported
Maximum Number of Characters Transferred
Incoming Delimiters automatically removed; Outgoing Delimiters automatically added
Parse String of ASCII Data in up to 50 Segments by Delimiter or Offset
Concatenate up to 50 segments/strings of ASCII data with optional delimiter
EtherNet/IP Tag Client FeaturesPLC 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
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.
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.