This modernization module helps you connect existing equipment to new EtherNet/IP™-using PanelView™ Plus terminals – without having to do some major re-cabling. Ideal for time-critical applications, the module also supports Device Level Ring networks or can be used as a two-port Ethernet switch. The module exchanges data with a Logix controller via a ControlNet bridge (eg. 1756-CNB) using Scheduled Class 1 communication or Unscheduled Class 3 / UCMM messaging. The size of the produced and consumed data is user-configurable up to 400 bytes. The IO data can be accessed via Ethernet using either the PCCC or EtherNet/IP protocols. The former allows the module to emulate user-defined PLC5-type data files simplifying the data exchange with PanelViews. The module also provides a range of statistics on Ethernet and ControlNet to assist with fault finding. A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of ControlNet operation and communication statistics, without the need for any additional software.
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