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EtherNet/IP to Reliance AutoMax Gateway AN-X-AMX

EtherNet/IP to Reliance AutoMax Gateway

AN-X-AMX

The AN-X-AMX Gateway provides a migration path for users looking to upgrade Reliance AutoMax DCS or Remote I/O networks. The AMX gateway has multiple operating modes, these operating modes are all included with the AN-X-AMX and are selected during initial module configuration. The operating modes include DCSNet2, a bridge between EtherNet/IP and a DCSNet network; DCSLOG, for logging DCSNet traffic; AMXRIO, a bridge between EtherNet/IP and AutoMax Remote I/O; and AMXCapt, a Remote I/O or DCSNet data capture tool.

Features and Benefits

Migration Specifications

DCSNet2
In the DCSNet2 operating mode, the gateway acts as a bridge between Ethernet/IP and a Reliance AutoMax DCSNet network. The AN-X removes the hardware dependence on specific AutoMax interface cards (ISA, PCI, PC Card) allowing any computer or PAC with Ethernet/IP to connect to a DCSNet network.

  • DCSNet Master or Slave
  • Supports Reliance AutoMax programming software
  • Supports up to 15 scheduled connections to a ControlLogix processor, DCSNet2
  • Supports EtherNet/IP HMIs to AutoMax controllers

AMXRIO
In the AMXRIO operating mode, a PC or PAC on Ethernet /IP can connect to a Reliance AutoMax Remote I/O network. The module acts as a master on the AutoMax remote I/O network.

  • Scan up to 7 slave drops
  • Supports up to 248 words of scheduled output data and up to 250 words of scheduled input data
  • Scans AutoMax remote I/O racks and heads
  • Maintains diagnostic counters

Troubleshooting Specifications

DCSLOG
In the DCSLOG operating mode, the gateway connects to the AutoMax DCSNet network, listens to every value of each DCSNet
register, looks for changes and then timestamps the values.

  • Data logging with millisecond time stamps
  • Does not occupy a drop on the network or affect existing network traffic

AMXCAPT
In the AMXCAPT operating mode, data can be captured, stored and then analyzed on a Reliance AutoMax DCS or Remote I/O network. Examine the behavior of all drops, verify network data and timing, locate network errors and troubleshoot problems with the network and with the process.

  • All network frames are captured and stored, with timestamps to microsecond precision
  • Post-capture filtering process to select frames of interest for further analysis
  • Typical capture file size is 2.5 mb/minute, 150 mb/hour, 3.6 gb /day

Hardware

Hardware Specifications

Specification

Description

Ports

1 RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port

1 Phoenix 3-pin power connector

1 DB9 serial connector for the network connection

Typical Power
Consumption

300 mA @ 12 Vdc or 150 mA @ 24 Vdc

Maximum Power
Dissipation

3.6W

Operating Temp

32°F to 122°F (0 ºC to 50 ºC)

Storage
Temperature

-40°F to 185°F (-40 ºC to 85 ºC)

Dimensions

107 mm x 126 mm x 34 mm
(4.18 in x 4.97 in x 1.33 in)
not including connectors

Humidity

5% to 95% RH, with no condensation

Desktop use or DIN Rail Mountable

Downloads

AN-X-AMX Initialization Software 262.33 kB Last Modified 08/16/2016
AN-X-AMX Datasheet 4.50 MB Last Modified 03/08/2013
AN-X-DCSLOG User Manual 1.15 MB Last Modified 03/08/2013
AN-X-AMXCAPT User Manual 1.11 MB Last Modified 03/08/2013
AN-X-AMX AutoMax Remote IO User Manual 1.63 MB Last Modified 03/08/2013
AN-X-DCSNet2 Communication Module User Manual 2.23 MB Last Modified 03/08/2013
AN-X-AMX-RIO files 3.64 MB Last Modified 09/05/2013
AN-X-AMX Capture Mode Files 3.20 MB Last Modified 09/05/2013
AN-X-AMX DCSNet Data Logger Files 3.05 MB Last Modified 09/05/2013
AN-X-AMX DCSNet Files 10.13 MB Last Modified 09/05/2013
AN-X-AMX Virtual Device Driver 3.00 MB Last Modified 09/05/2013