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Message Manager for Industrial Communication


The ProSoft Technology inRAx Message Manager is a single-slot solution that connects and transfers Factory and Plant Process Automation monitoring and control data between islands of automation across diverse platforms, networks and protocols.

The inRAx Message Manager is an easy-to-use data transfer engine for the ControlLogix 1756 platform, supporting Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) network protocols, as well as platforms and devices that use Siemens Industrial Ethernet and Modbus TCP/IP protocols.

The ILX56-MM makes it easy for System Integrators and End Users to reduce the engineering effort required to coordinate data transfers between multiple control systems in Factory and Plant Automation applications. The Message Manager simplifies and streamlines data connection and transfer operations by enabling PLC/PAC data exchanges without the need for additional message-specific PLC programming.


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Features and Benefits

The Message Manager acts as a communication interface as well as a message transaction engine. The configuration utility is web-based, built into the module, used for module and network configuration, diagnostics, and uploading/downloading. PLC to PLC data transfers no longer require message programming. Setting up these transfers can be done at one location for up to 16 controllers, including various networked Rockwell Automation controllers as well as PLC/PACs that reside on either Modbus TCP/IP or Siemens Industrial Ethernet networks.     


  • Built-in web based configuration utility
  • Requires Internet Explorer version 7 (or higher) for full implementation
  • Single slot - 1756 backplane compatibility
  • Remove and Insert Under Power - RIUP
  • Local or Remote rack
  • Scrolling display for status and diagnostics





Rechargeable Lithium Vanadium Pentoxide


Precision RTC accurate to +/- 4 minutes/year


Onboard 4-Character Alpha-numeric display


Operating: 0 to 60 deg. C / 32 to 140 deg. F

Storing: -40 to 80 deg. C / -40 to 176 deg. F

Form Factor

Single-Slot ControlLogix Module

Power Ratings

1000mA @ 5 VDC

5-Watts Max. Power Consumption


ILX56-MM Datasheet 131.28 kB Last Modified 12/14/2009
ILX56-MM User Manual 5.08 MB Last Modified 03/09/2012
ILX56-MM Setup Guide 1.88 MB Last Modified 12/14/2009
ILX56-MM EDS file 1.16 kB Last Modified 05/14/2013



CE Mark 91.37 kB Last Modified 11/21/2013
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6.68 MB Last Modified 11/01/2012
Russian GOST-R 1.23 MB Last Modified 11/01/2012
Korean KC Registration 2.44 MB Last Modified 11/20/2012
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 1.12 MB Last Modified 05/20/2014
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 (Canada) 1.14 MB Last Modified 05/20/2014