ASCII Ethernet TCP/IP to Allen-Bradley PLC

The Fastest and Simplest Way to Move ASCII Ethernet TCP/IP Barcode, Weighscale, and RFID Data to Allen-Bradley PLCs

SKU: 490NBX

490NBX

Price$845.00$855.00

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Product Description

Moving Ethernet TCP/IP to a PLC Made Easy
There are a ton of perfectly good scales, barcode readers, printers and display devices that communicate with TCP data. This is equipment that you’ve used for a long time. You know how to set it up, how to make it work and that it’s reliable.

The problem is that you still have to connect these devices into your Allen-Bradley PLC. That means writing and testing PLC logic. Not hard – just another task to do and more code to support. But there is a better way, a much better way. If you could move the data right into the PLC’s registers, it would save you time, money and a pile of headaches

That’s the device we have developed for you. It quickly and easily moves Barcode data, Weigh Scale data and other TCP device data to Allen-Bradley PLCs. The 490NBX moves your raw TCP data to a PLC with little or no delay. Milliseconds after receiving your raw TCP data, it is transferred to your user-specified tag in the PLC. Simply configure the input data format, the IP Address of the PLC and a PLC tag using a very simple browser interface and you are ready to run. No standalone or custom software is required. It’s that simple.

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How it Works
You don’t need to use message instructions to move data into a PLC. We have found a simpler way to send the data. You define a tag in the PLC for our unit to monitor. Our unit watches the string length and anytime it sees a non-zero value we send that data and set the string length back to zero.

Whenever we see a data in our unit from your device we send it out to a tag in the PLC. On the TCP device side, we transfer raw TCP data. Our unit can connect to your device by imputing the devices IP address or it can wait for the device to connect to it by leaving the address 0.0.0.0.

Is It Really that Easy to Use?
Yes, these units are so popular because they are so easy to set up. There is no software to download or code to write. You simply map the tags to monitor and set your device’s connection and you are done. This is all done via a built in browser based interface. You pull up the webpage and enter your configuration. The whole thing can be set up in less than ten minutes.

Real Time Automation ASCII to AB PLC SOLUTION COMPARISON
Part Number
490NBX
Good ForBarcode Readers, Printers, Weigh Scales, Displays and other ASCII devicesWeather 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
Pricing
Same Pricing Model
  • Manual
  • Power Cable with Flying Leads
  • 5 Year Hardware Warranty
  • IPSetup software — Automatically locates RTA Gateway on the network
  • Unlimited Firmware Feature Upgrades for Life
  • CAT5 Cross over cable for direct connection to PC during programming
  • Complete, Unlimited Access to our Industry Leading Support Staff

ASCII Features


Maximum Number of ASCII devices

10

Wide Characters
Add Padding on Outgoing

Communications
EtherNet TCP/IP

Message Queue Size

Configurable, 0-20 messages

EtherNet/IP Tag Client Features

PLC Support
ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, MicroLogix, SLC’s and PLC5E’s

Maximum Number of PLCs Supported
1

Messaging Operation
Connected or Unconnected

Net ENI Support
Supported

Gateway Security

You can configure a user with access to diagnostic and configuration screens.

Status and Counters

Protocol specific status, counters and error messages are accessible within the gateways diagnostics page.

Diagnostic Logging Page

Allows users to see and log start up sequences, protocol specific messages & error messages.

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