The ProLinx family A-B Remote I/O Adapter to Modbus Client/Server communications module (5601-RIO-MCM) creates a powerful connection between devices on a Remote I/O network and Modbus devices. The module is a stand-alone DIN rail-mounted protocol gateway that provides one Remote I/O port and up to four serial ports. The RIO interface is an adapter (server) which can be connected to a scanner (client) that controls the data transfer. The module also supports limited high speed data transfer via the Input and Output images. 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.
Designed with both Client and Server support; Easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs (CLX, SLC, PLC, CPLX, and similar devices); In combination with the Modbus device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many Modbus devices which are in use in the industrial marketplace today; An internal database consists of areas for application data, status information, and configuration information; The internal database is shared between all ports 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 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.
Form Factor Single Slot - SLC chassis compatible; Backplane current load 800 mA @ 5 V; Operating temperature 0 to 60 deg C (32 to 140 deg F); Storage temperature From -40 to 85 deg C (-40 to 185 deg F); Shock 30g operational, 50g non-operational; Vibration 5 g from 10 - 150 Hz; Relative humidity 5-95% (w/o condensation); LED indicators: Module status, Backplane transfer status, Application status, Serial activity and error LED status; Configuration Serial port (CFG): DB-9M PC compatible, RS-232, Hardware handshaking; Application Serial port (PRT1, PRT2) (2) DB-9M PC compatible, RS-232, RS-422; Application Serial ports (PRT1, PRT2), RJ45 (RJ45 to DB-9M PC Compatible connector is supplied), RS232/422/485 jumper selectable, RS232 handshaking configurable, 500V Optical isolation from backplane.