Ethernet/IP Linking Device Integrates PLCs and Modbus TCP
The Ethernet/IP to Modbus-TCP linking device allows users to connect devices on Modbus-TCP to a Rockwell ControlLogix or CompactLogix PLC. Users will benefit from the integration to Rockwell’s Studio5000 Logix Designer because all configurations are made from inside the software. The device makes it possible to include any automation device with Modbus TCP-communication into Ethernet/IP-based network architecture, supporting more than 8,000 bytes of I/O data in total. Because the linking device operates stand-alone (distributed), it does not affect the PLC backplane performance (PLC execution time) even when large amounts of data are transferred. The PLC scans the linking device as if it were any other I/O device on the network.
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