Connect USB barcode scanner data to an Allen-Bradley PLC

Integrate USB scanners into your Allen-Bradley Architecture





Get Your USB Barcode Scanners Connected Directly to the Data Table of Your Allen-Bradley PLC

The 460ETCUSB moves data between up to 2 USB devices like barcode scanners and 1– 5 Allen-Bradley PLCs.

With the 460ETCUSB you are making a direct connection between USB ASCII device 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.

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 Into the PLC?

Incoming ASCII data from a USB device is mapped to user defined tags or registers in the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC. You define two tags in the PLC. One for incoming data and a message counter. In your logic you read the value of the scan when ever the message count increments.

If your device uses delimiters, the 460ETCUSB can be configured to automatically remove the delimiters, no need to deal with the delimiters in your PLC. If you need to parse your data, the 460ETCUSB can parse a string of ASCII data in up to 50 segments by delimiter or offset.

It’s designed to be a simple USB interface, and it really is that simple.

Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?

The 460ETCUSB provides an option to access a USB ASCII data without having to upgrade your PLC or get 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 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.

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USB ASCII Features

Operation Modes: Device to PLC only
Maximum Number of Devices Supported: 2
ASCII Device Interfaces: USB
Maximum Number of ASCII Characters Transferred: 1024
Delimiter Processing: Incoming delimiters automatically removed
Parsing: Parse string of ASCII data in up to 20 segments by delimiter or offset

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

What our Customers are Saying

“I challenged a customer to get it working by the time I got back from his break room with a Coke and he indeed had it working when I got back. He then said, "It’s worth twice the price!"”

Eric P. / Kendall Electric

“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.”

Kevin L. / Extol, Inc.