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5201-Ethernet & single-Serial

EtherNet/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway

5201-DFNT-ASCII

Active Mature: Product is fully supported, but a newer product or family exists.
For new applications use the PLX31-EIP-ASCII

The ProLinx EtherNet/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on an EtherNet/IP network and ASCII devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides a single Ethernet port and up to four ASCII configurable serial ports. The EtherNet/IP protocol driver supports the Explicit Messaging implementation of the protocol. User-configurable as both a Client and a Server, the EtherNet/IP port is a very powerful data transfer tool. 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.

Características y Beneficios

The DFNT-ASCII modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where EtherNet/IP connectivity can be used to integrate ASCII serial devices into a system. The EtherNet/IP gateway is a powerful module designed with both Client and Server support, enabling easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs (CLX, SLC, PLC, CPLX, and similar devices). In combination with the ASCII device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many ASCII 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.

Aplicaciones

The DFNT-ASCII modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where EtherNet/IP connectivity can be used to integrate ASCII serial devices into a system. The EtherNet/IP gateway is a powerful module designed with both Client and Server support, enabling easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs (CLX, SLC, PLC, CPLX, and similar devices). In combination with the ASCII device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many ASCII 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.

Especificaciones

General Protocol Information

Messaging

PCCC on CIP
Explicit Messaging supported

Miscellaneous

125 word read and write data lengths
Floating point data supported

 

EtherNet/IP Server Specifications

Connections

Five independent TCP server sockets permit
remote clients to interact with all data
contained in the module.

Data File

Data Table File Start – Fixed at N10
Data Table File Size – 100 or 1000 words

CIP Services Supported

0x4C – CIP Data Table Read
0x4D – CIP Data Table Write

 

EtherNet/IP Client Specifications

General

One client

Command List

Support for 100 commands, each
configurable for command, 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).

 

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.

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)

Descargas

ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB)
DFNT ASCII Datasheet 87,88 kB Última Modificación 26.04.2010
DFNT Protocol Manual 2,03 MB Última Modificación 24.07.2013
ASCII Driver Manual 321,93 kB Última Modificación 10.12.2009
PLX EDS File 333,95 kB Última Modificación 10.05.2010

Protocolos

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.


DFNT Protocol Specification


The EtherNet/IP protocol driver supports the Explicit Messaging implementation of the protocol. User-configurable as both a Client and a Server, the EtherNet/IP port is a very powerful data transfer tool.


Protocol Specifications

The EtherNet/IP protocol is one of the primary connectivity tools to the different Rockwell Automation platforms. The Explicit Messaging aspect of the protocol (only) has been implemented in the ProLinx units to provide the data transfer link between the ProLinx units and the Rockwell Automation hardware.

General Protocol Information

Messaging

PCCC on CIP
Explicit Messaging supported

Miscellaneous

125 word read and write data lengths
Floating point data supported

EtherNet/IP Server Specifications

In Server mode, the module accepts commands from one or more clients to read/write data stored in the module's internal registers.

EtherNet/IP Server Specifications

Connections

Five independent TCP server sockets permit remote clients to interact with all data contained in the module.

Data File

Data Table File Start - Fixed at N10
Data Table File Size - 100 or 1000 words

CIP Services Supported

0x4C - CIP Data Table Read
0x4D - CIP Data Table Write

EtherNet/IP Client Specifications

In Client mode, the module controls the read/write data transfer between the gateway and other EtherNet/IP devices. Data transfer can be initiated and executed without any ladder programming being required in the Rockwell Automation hardware.

EtherNet/IP Client Specifications

General

One client

Command List

Support for 100 commands, each configurable for command, 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).

EtherNet/IP (Explicit Messaging) Compatible Devices

List of Rockwell Automation material that support EPIC:

  • PLC5/E rev C/N, D/E, E/D
  • SLC5/05 series A, OS503 frn4
  • 1785-ENET Series A, rev D
  • Interchange V6.2
  • MicroLogix 1100/1400/ANY via 1761-NET-ENI
  • CompactLogix 1768-L43/L45 via 1768-ENBT
  • CompactLogix 1769-L32E/L35E/ANY via 1761-NET-ENI
  • RSLinx Gateway V1.7+
  • ControlLogix 1756-ENET/ENBT/EN2T

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