EtherNet/IP to ASCII


ProSoft Technology’s EtherNet/IP™ to ASCII communication gateway allows high-speed 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.


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Características y Beneficios

  • Data prioritization: Multiple I/O connections allow you to set RPIs for status and/or control data, optimizing Ethernet bandwidth.
  • Includes an embedded EDS Add-On Profile, allowing for simplified integration and reduced commissioning time. 
  • Includes a SD card slot (SD card optional) for storing configuration files. This can be used for disaster recovery. 
  • ProSoft Discovery Service: This utility allows your PC to see the gateway and change its default IP address without being on the same subnet. 
  • Secure module configuration via module switch (v1.04 and greater). 
  • Up to 10,000 16-bit registers can be used to exchange large amounts of data.



EtherNet/IP™ Specifications 



Number of Class 3 Server Connections


Supported PLC Types


Supported Message Types


Class 3 Client Connections

Connected: 2
Unconnected: 1

Number of Class 1 I/O Connections


I/O connection sizes


Max RPI time

5 ms per connection

CIP Services Supported

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

Command List

Support for 100 commands per Client, each configurable for command type, IP address, register to/from addressing and word/bit count

Command Sets

PLC-2/PLC-3/PLC5 Basic Command Set
PLC5 Binary Command Set
PLC5 ASCII Command Set
SLC500 Command Set

ASCII Specifications 

Transmit and Receive Buffer Size

255 byte Transmit character length with 0 to 65535 millisecond delay between each transmitted character




Power Supply

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

Current Load

24 VDC nominal @ 300 mA
10 to 36 VDC @ 610 mA 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)


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


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

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% RH with no condensation

Dimensions (H x W x D)

5.38 x 1.99 x 4.38 in 13.67 x 5.05 x 11.13 cm

LED Indicators

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

Ethernet Port

10/100Mbit half-duplex RJ45 Connector Electrical Isolation 1500 Vrms at 50 to 60 Hz for 60 seconds, applied as specified in section 5.3.2 of IEC 60950: 1991 Ethernet Broadcast Storm Resiliency is less than or equal to 5000 [ARP] frames-per-second and less than or equal to 5 minutes duration

Number of Serial Ports


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
J180 Power Connector
(1) RJ45-DB9M Serial Adapter Cable (serial protocol)
(1) DB9 to Screw Terminal Adapter (serial protocol)


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