Make Your Serial PLC5, SLC or MicroLogix PLC Appear as a Profibus Slave Device
Your legacy Allen-Bradley serial PLC can now be a Profibus Slave device on a Profibus network. It’s the perfect tool to save legacy PLCs from the scrap pile and get data from PLC5s, SLCs and MicroLogix PLCs into a Profibus Controller device.
How Do I Use the 460PBSDFM in My Application?
For most applications the mapping is very straight forward. Files in the PLC’s data tables like N7:200 are mapped to user defined locations in Profibus slots. Data transfer is bidirectional.
For data reporting application there will be no alterations needed in the configuration of the DF1 PLCs.
It really is that simple.
Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?
While there are certainly a number of other companies offering 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. 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.
Try the RTA difference today!
Profibus Slave Features
10 Slots in each direction
2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 Bytes
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
DF1 Master Features
DFM Full Duplex and DFM Half Duplex
MicroLogix 1000, SLC 5/03 5/04 5/05, most PLC5s
Maximum number of Devices supported
1 in Full Duplex Mode, 32 in Half Duplex
Data Type Supported
100 Integers or 100 Binaries, or 50 floats, 82 character string per scan line.
100 input, 100 output
RS485 and RS232
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.
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