The ProLinx family EtherNet/IP to Modbus Client/Server communications module (5202-DFNT-MCM4) creates a powerful connection between devices on an EtherNet/IP network and Modbus devices. The module is a stand-alone DIN rail-mounted protocol gateway that provides one ethernet port and up to four serial ports. The Ethernet/IP (DFNT) 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 Modbus (MCM) protocol driver supports Client and Server implementations of the protocol. All Modbus serial ports are individually configurable, providing a very powerful and flexible host or device interface solution.
The ProLinx module contains an internal database that consists of areas for application data, status information, and configuration information. The internal database is shared between all ports on the module and is used as a conduit to pass information from a device on one network to one or more devices on another network; Application data area is used to store and retrieve data by the protocol drivers and for data exchange between protocols. The database is used as a source for write commands to remote devices and holds data collected from the remote devices. Commands defined in the configuration file (stored in the configuration data area) control how the data is to be handled in the database; Status data area is used to store error codes, counters, and port status information for each port; Configuration data area contains module configuration information such as port configuration, network information, and command configuration. This configuration file is downloaded to, or uploaded from, this area; Optional Web Server for Ethernet Solutions. An HTML server is available for Ethernet ProLinx modules. With this option, HTML text pages can be enabled to display module internal register and status values . Accepts user data input values via POST commands for setpoint, on/off control, etc.; Provides limited graphic file support.
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