ProSoft Technology's new ProLinx Modbus to EtherNet/IP Gateways, (4201-DFNT-MCM and 5201-DNFT-MCM) provide interface communication for Modbus-compatible devices to Allen-Bradley's EtherNet/IP network. Since these gateways are stand alone, DIN rail mounted units, front access to all ports is easy.
The Ethernet communication port provides a high-speed client and server connection. Data is exchanged between the protocol drivers via an internal data file. The EtherNet/IP client driver supports the active reading and writing of data with Ethernet/IP compatible devices.
These 4201-DFNT-MCM and 5201-DFNT-MCM gateways support RTU and ASCII modes of Modbus, and can be configured with up to 100 commands per port, making it a very powerful device interface and data concentrator. The Modbus protocol for these gateways support the following Modbus features:
This gateway comes with a diagnostic web page and can be ordered with an optional HTML web serverwhich includes an e-mail client and ftp server. With this option, HTML text pages can be enabled to:
Key features of the HTML server include:
The FTP server permits remote HTML file transfer between the module and remote host. Capabilities of the FTP Server include:
The Email Client features an E-mail message generation based on database trigger values. Messages can contain dynamic data from the module.