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5301-MBP-Single-Serial

Modbus Plus to DF1 Master/Slave Gateway

5301-MBP-DFCM

The ProLinx Modbus Plus to DF1 Master/Slave Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on a Modbus Plus network and DF1 Slave devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides one Modbus Plus configurable DB-9F port and up to four configurable serial ports.

The Modbus Plus protocol driver supports both Master and Slave implementations of the protocol on the DB9 Female Modbus Plus port. The Modbus Plus port is fully configurable.

The DF1 protocol driver supports Master or Slave implementations of the protocol on each DF1 port. All DF1 ports are individually configurable.

Features and Benefits

Applications

The MBP-DFCM modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where Modbus Plus connectivity can be used to integrate DF1 devices into a system. The Modbus Plus gateway is a powerful module designed with Server support, enabling easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs (CLX, SLC, PLC, CPLX, and similar devices). In combination with the DF1 device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many DF1 devices which are in use in the industrial marketplace today. Applications for the module are found in most industries, especially the Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Electrical Power and Food Processing .

Applications

The MBP-DFCM modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where Modbus Plus connectivity can be used to integrate DF1 devices into a system. The Modbus Plus gateway is a powerful module designed with Server support, enabling easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs (CLX, SLC, PLC, CPLX, and similar devices). In combination with the DF1 device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many DF1 devices which are in use in the industrial marketplace today. Applications for the module are found in most industries, especially Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Electrical Power and Food Processing.

Specifications

Internal Database

The ProLinx module contains an internal database that consists of areas for application data, status information, and configuration information.

The internal database is shared between all ports on the module and is used as a conduit to pass information from a device on one network to one or more devices on another network.

Application Data Area

The data area is used to store and retrieve data by the protocol drivers and for data exchange between protocols. The database is used as a source for write commands to remote devices and holds data collected from the remote devices. Commands defined in the configuration file (stored in the configuration data area) control how the data is to be handled in the database.

Status Data Area

This area is used to store error codes, counters, and port status information for each port.

Configuration Data Area

This area contains module configuration information such as port configuration, network information, and command configuration. This configuration file is downloaded to, or uploaded from, this area.

Hardware

Specification

Description

Power Supply

24 VDC nominal
18 to 32 VDC allowed
Positive, Negative, GND Terminals
2.5 mm screwdriver blade

Current Load

500 mA max @ 32 VDC max

Operating Temperature

-4° F to 122° F (-20° C to 50° C)

Storage Temperature

-40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C)

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% (with no condensation )

Dimensions

Standard:
 5.20 in H x 2.07 in W x 4.52 in D (13.2 cm x 5.25 cm x 11.48 cm)
Extended:
 5.20 in H x 2.73 in W x 4.52 in D
(13.2 cm x 6.934 cm x 11.48 cm)

LED Indicators

Power and Module Status
Application Status
Serial Port Activity
Serial Port Error Status

Configuration Serial Port

DB-9M RS-232 only
No hardware handshaking

Ethernet Port (Ethernet modules only)

10Base-T half duplex RJ45 Connector
Link and Activity LED indicators
Electrical Isolation 1500 V RMS at 50 Hz to 60 Hz for 60 s, applied as specified in section 5.3.2 of IEC 60950: 1991
Ethernet Broadcast Storm Resiliency = less than or equal to 5000 [ARP] frames-per-second and less than or equal to 5 minutes duration

Application Ports

Modbus Plus Connector
Two DB9 Female Standard Modbus Plus connectors

Serial Port Isolation

2500 V RMS port signal isolation per UL 1577
3000 VDC min. port to ground and port to logic power isolation

Shipped with Each Unit

Mini-DIN to DB-9M serial cables
4 ft RS-232 configuration cable
2.5mm screwdriver
CD (docs and Configuration utility)
RS-422/485 DB-9 to Screw Terminal Adaptor (1 or 4, depending on ports)

Downloads

ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB)
MBP DFCM Datasheet 142.92 kB Last Modified 04/26/2010
MBP Protocol Manual 715.75 kB Last Modified 08/03/2017
DFCM Protocol Manual 866.04 kB Last Modified 02/16/2012

Protocols

MBP Protocol Specification


The Modbus Plus protocol driver supports both Master and Slave implementations of the protocol on the DB9 Female Modbus Plus port. The Modbus Plus port is fully configurable.


Protocol Specifications

The Modbus Plus protocol driver exists in dual Modbus Plus Ports (MBP). The driver can be configured on an individual port basis as either a master or a slave to interface with other Modbus Plus devices.

General Parameters

Modbus Function Codes

3: Read Multiple Data Registers (MSTR 2)
16: Write Multiple Data Register (MSTR 1)
Global data read (32 words per node max.)
Global data write (32 words per node max.)

Address Scope

1 to 64

Modbus Plus Functioning as a Master

Command List

Up to 200 commands on the master port, fully configurable for function, slave address, register to/from addressing and word count

Polling of command list

Configurable polling of command list, including continuous read or write commands and write on change of data (Function Code 16 Write command only)"

Modbus Plus Functioning as a Slave

Node address

1 to 64 (software selectable)


DFCM Protocol Specification


The DF1 protocol driver supports Master or Slave implementations of the protocol on each DF1 port. All DF1 ports are individually configurable.


Protocol Specifications

The DF1 Master/Slave Protocol driver provides extensive support for both Master and Slave implementations of the protocol. The serial port on the gateway is user-configurable to support the DF1 protocol (Master or Slave, Error Checking, Baud rate, etc).

General Parameters

Communication parameters

Local Station ID: 0 to 254
Ports 1 to 3 Baud Rate: 110 to 115K baud
Stop Bits: 1
Data Size: 8 bits
Parity: None, Even, Odd
RTS Timing delays: 0 to 65535 milliseconds

Error Checking

BCC and CRC

Miscellaneous

Full hardware handshaking control, providing radio, smart modem and multi-drop support
Floating point data supported

DF1 Master Protocol Specifications

The ports on the module can be individually configured as Master ports. When configured in master mode, the DFCM module is capable of reading and writing data to remote DF1 devices.

DF1 Master Driver

DF1 Modes

Full-Duplex - Master (Module generates commands)

Half-Duplex - Polling

Command List

Up to 100 commands per Master port, each fully-configurable for function, slave address, register to/from addressing and word/bit count

Polling of Command List

User-configurable polling of commands, including disabled, continuous, and on change of data (write only)

DF1 Slave Protocol Specifications

The ports on the module can be individually configured to support the Slave mode of the DF1 protocol. When in slave mode, the module can accept DF1 commands from a master to read/write data stored in the module's internal registers.

DF1 Slave Driver

DF1 Modes

Full Duplex - Slave (not peer mode)
Half Duplex - Polled

Configurable parameters per slave port

Data Table File Start (File N[x] 0 to 999)
Data Table File Size (1 to 1000 words)
Data Table location in database (0 to 3999)


Certifications

Ex Certificate (ATEX Directive) 114.27 kB Last Modified 11/11/2013
CB Safety 35.78 kB Last Modified 08/27/2012
CE Mark 92.33 kB Last Modified 02/28/2013
Russian GOST-R 7.07 MB Last Modified 02/22/2013
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6.68 MB Last Modified 02/22/2013
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 1.08 MB Last Modified 07/02/2013
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 (Canada) 1.10 MB Last Modified 07/02/2013