Connect ASCII Devices to a Profinet IO Controller

Easily connect up to 2 ASCII devices to a Profinet IO Controller





Get Your ASCII Devices Connected Directly to the Data Table of Your PLC over Profinet IO
The 460PSA moves data between an ASCII RS232, RS422 or RS485 device and your Profinet IO Controller. With the 460PSA you now have a solution to get ASCII Barcode Readers, ASCII Weigh Scales, ASCII Printers and other ASCII devices connected to your Profinet IO Controller.

How Does the Data Move In and Out of the Profinet IO Controller?
Incoming ASCII data is mapped to a series of ten 128-byte input slots on the Profinet IO network. Outgoing ASCII data is mapped from a series of ten 128-byte output slots on the Profinet IO network. The first module is used in each direction for handshaking and the first 128 bytes of data. Up to 1024 ASCII characters can be transferred in both directions through the gateway.

If your device uses delimiters, the 460PSA 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 controller.

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

Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?
The 460PSA provides an option to access those ASCII devices that always seem to creep into your architecture no matter how hard you try to keep them out. With the 460PSA you can easily connect to those devices with your Profinet IO Controller.

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Profinet IO Server Features

Maximum Number of Slots: 10 Slots in, 10 Slots out
Slot Size: 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 Bytes
Each Slot Can be Defined for a Single Data Type of: Int8, int16, int32, int64, UInt8, Uint16, Uint32, Uint64, float, double, binary8, binary16 or binary32
Total Data Supported: 1280 Bytes
Maximum Profinet IO Controller Connections: 1

ASCII Device Features

Operation Modes: Bidirectional ASCII Transmit and Receive
Maximum Number of Devices Supported: 2
Maximum Number of ASCII Characters Transferred: 1024 in each direction
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

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.