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How do I get Floating Point (or Double INT or Unsigned INT) data?
Viewed 1 times since Wed, Nov 29, 2006
Most ProSoft gateways and In-Chassis modules contain a database that is based upon 16 bit words. To store 32 bit data types 2 consecutive registers or elements are required.Examples of these 32 bit data types are Reals or Floats and DINTs or double... Read More
Which of your products support RS-485 serial protocols?
Viewed 1 times since Wed, Feb 6, 2008
Almost all ProSoft solutions for serial based protocols support RS-232C, RS-485 and RS-422 electrical interface types, but equally important is the 'language' or application layer protocol needed for your application. ProSoft... Read More
How does the gateway know where to load or store configuration files (SD card or non-volatile RAM)?
Viewed 1 times since Mon, Sep 29, 2014
When the PLX3x gateway boots it checks for an SD card. If an SD card is present it will load the configuration file stored on the SD card. If an SD card is not present than the gateway will load the configuration file from the non-volatile RAM in... Read More
Cannot Download from PC to Device in ProSoft Configuration Builder
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Dec 1, 2015
When changing the IP address of a Modbus TCP module, the "Download from PC to Device" option can be grayed out if there are Modbus Master commands with IP addresses that still reference the old IP Address subnet. In this case the configuration is... Read More
I cannot locate the .EDS file for my ProSoft Product. Where can I get the proper .EDS file for my module?
Viewed 1 times since Thu, May 5, 2016
Most ProSoft products which either go in a Rockwell PLC rack (InRAx modules) or communicate over EtherNet/IP (EIP), most of these products do not require an .EDS file for proper operation. Because of this. we do not provide .EDS files for every... Read More
What do the jumpers do on the PLX3x gateways?
Viewed 1 times since Mon, Sep 15, 2014
By default the PLX3x gateway should have the jumper in a vertical position, which places the gateway into a normal operational state. Mode 2 is used to reset the gateway to the default IP Address. To place the gateway into Mode 2 follow these steps... Read More
Why are my PLX gateway modbus serial commands not executing despite being enabled?
Viewed 1 times since Wed, Aug 12, 2015
If your modbus serial port and its commands are both enabled, but the commands do not appear to even be executing (status shows no requests are being made, data analyzer shows nothing coming out of the port, etc.) check the value of Command Control... Read More
SD Card Support on the PLX31 & PLX32 Series Gateways
Viewed 1 times since Fri, May 22, 2015
The SD card slot on the PLX31 & PLX32 family of gateways is provided to simplify the process of transferring gateway configurations from one gateway to another (of the same model). It is not a requirement for the SD card to be present. During... Read More
ControlLogix PLC Communications with 4B Watchdog Super Elite via a PLX31-EIP-MBTCP
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Jul 26, 2016
The following TechNote describes how to configure one or more Watchdog Super Elites to communicate with a Rockwell Automation ControlLogix PLC through a ProSoft PLX31-EIP-MBTCP gateway. Read More
Are the Ethernet port(s) Auto MDI-X ports?
Viewed 1 times since Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Yes, the Ethernet port(s) will work with either cross-over cables or standard Ethernet patch cables to a switch or another device. Read More
Configuration Storage on the PLX31 & PLX32 Gateways
Viewed 1 times since Thu, Jun 18, 2015
The SD card slot is provided as an optional backup mechanism for restoring configurations or transferring a configuration from one gateway to another. It is important to note that the SD card takes precedence over the gateways’ internal non... Read More