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PLX31-EIP_MBS

EtherNet/IP to ASCII

PLX31-EIP-ASCII

ProSoft Technology’s EtherNet/IP™ to ASCII communication gateway allows highspeed bi-directional data transfers between EtherNet/IP™-enabled PACs and ASCII devices such as weigh scales and barcode readers. The EtherNet/IP™ protocol driver supports the explicit messaging implementation. The gateway is user-configurable as both a client and a server.

EtherNet/IP™ PACs include Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™, as well as several Schneider Electric® controllers. Applications for this module are found in most industries, especially manufacturing, oil & gas, electrical power and food processing.

The gateway has several features that allow for simplified integration, reduced commissioning time and optimized performance.

Architectures

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Features and Benefits

  • 4000 Word database
  • Status data
  • Node Health
  • 10/100 Mb Ethernet port with Auto Cable Crossover Detection
  • Data Analyzer for ASCII Network

Hardware

Specification

Description

Power Supply

24 Vdc nominal
10Vdc to 36 Vdc allowed
Positive, Negative, GND Terminals

Current Load

24 Vdc nominal @ 300mA
10 to 36 Vdc @ 610mA maximum

Operating Temperature

-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F )

Storage Temperature

-40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F )

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% RH with no condensation

Shock

IEC 60068-2-27; 15G @ 11ms, 3-Axis (Operational)
IEC 60068-2-27; 30G @ 18ms, 3-Axis (Non-Operational)

Vibration

IEC 60068-2-6; 5G @ 10Hz to 150Hz

Dimensions
(Height x Width x Depth)

Standard: 5.38 in x 1.99 in x 4.38 in
(13.67 cm x 5.05 cm x 11.13 cm)

LED Indicators

Configuration (CFG) and Error (ERR) Communication Status
Power (PWR) and Hardware Fault (FLT)
Network Status (NS) EtherNet/IP Class I or Class III Connection Status
Module Status (MS) Module Configuration Status
Ethernet Communication Port Link/Activity and 100mbit
Serial Communication Port Receive (RX) and Transmit (TX)

Ethernet Port

10/100 Base-T half-duplex RJ45 Connector Electrical Isolation 1500 Vrms at 50 Hz to 60 Hz for 60 seconds, 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

Serial Port(S)

Note: The number of serial communication ports depends on the gateway type, and the combination of protocols.

Serial Port Isolation

2500 Vrms port signal isolation per UL 1577 serial port communication signal uses RF(Radio Frequency) modulation signal as isolation media, IC chip model is SiliconLabs Si844x(Si8440,Si8441,Si8442).

Shipped With Each Unit

2.5 mm screwdriver, PLX30 DVD, J180 Power Connector,
(1 to 4) RJ45-DB9M Serial Adapter Cable (serial protocol),
(1 to 4) DB9 to Screw Terminal Adapter (serial protocol),
5’ straight-through Ethernet cable (grey)

Protocols

EIP Protocol Specifications


EIP Protocol Specifications


Protocol Specifications

EtherNet/IP Server

In server mode, the gateway accepts commands from one or more Clients to read/write data stored in the gateway’s internal registers.

Number of Connections

5

Supported PLC Types

PLC2, PLC5, SLC and ControlLogix file types supported

Internal Database

Data Table File Size: 100 or 1000 words

Data Table File Start: N10 to N109 (based on file size set to 100) or

N10 to N19 (based on file set to 1000)

CIP Services Supported

0x4C - CIP Data Table Read

0x4D - CIP Data Table Write

EtherNet/IP Client

In Client mode, the gateway controls the read/write data transfer between the gateway and other EtherNet/IP devices.

Number of Clients Supported

1

Command List

Support for 100 commands per Client, each configurable for command type, IP 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).

Other Configurable Parameters

Number of Commands (up to 100 per Client)

Min Command Delay

Response Timeout

Retry Count

Command Error Pointer


ASCII Protocol Specification


The ASCII protocol driver permits the module to interface to many ASCII devices. Each ASCII port on the module is configurable to send and/or receive ASCII strings, each supporting its own individual serial network.


Protocol Specifications

The ASCII driver provides a powerful connection between the internal application database in the ProLinx unit and devices supporting serial ASCII communications (bar code scanners, line printers, legacy terminal based computer systems, etc).

The serial port on the gateway is user-configurable to support ASCII communications (Baud rate, Data Bits, Stop Bits, etc). The ASCII port can act as a Master (Send ASCII strings) or as a Slave (Receive ASCII strings), or both.

ASCII Specifications

Ports

Available in up to four port configurations to receive and/or transmit data.

Transmit and Receive buffer size

255 bytes each

Transmit character with pacing

0 to 65535 millisecond delay between each transmitted character.


Certifications

Ex Certificate (ATEX Directive) 84.06 kB Last Modified 05/22/2015
CB Safety 327.80 kB Last Modified 05/22/2015
CE Mark 340.92 kB Last Modified 05/22/2015
EtherNet/IP Declaration of Conformity 86.04 kB Last Modified 01/08/2013
Korean KC Registration 548.37 kB Last Modified 05/22/2015
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 67.02 kB Last Modified 03/19/2013