460ETCA ASCII to Allen-Bradley PLC Gateway FEATURES

460ETCA ASCII to Allen-Bradley PLC Gateway FEATURES
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ASCII to Allen-Bradley PLC Gateway
 Map up to 1000 ASCII
characters in each
 Supports connection to
up to 5 Allen-Bradley
 Map data from up to 300
user defined tags or
register blocks in your
 Automatically add or
remove delimiters from
your ASCII messages
 Connect your ASCII
device with either
RS232, RS485 or
 Parse your string of
ASCII data in up to 50
segments by delimiter or
 Effortless Browser
Based Configuration, no
programming software is
 Simple data translation
allows you to manipulate
data as it passes
between protocols
The Easiest Way to Integrate ASCII Data into an AllenBradley PLC
The 460ETCA moves data between a serial ASCII device and 1-5 Allen-Bradley PLC’s.
With the 460ETCA you now have a solution to get ASCII weather stations, UPS systems and
any other ASCII devices that output a compound ASCII string connected to your Allen-Bradley
PLC’s. With the 460ETCA your ASCII devices are quickly and easily connected to user
defined Tags or Registers in the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC.
How Does the Data Move In and Out of the PLC?
Incoming and outgoing ASCII data is mapped to and from user defined Tags or Registers in
the data table of your Allen-Bradley PLC. You allocate two areas of tags or register blocks in
your Allen-Bradley PLC. One area is a user defined set of write only tags or register blocks
accepting ASCII data. The other area is full of read only tags or register blocks to send data to
your ASCII device. You directly map ASCII data into read and write locations in the data table
of your Allen-Bradley PLC.
If your device uses delimiters, the 460ETCA can be configured to automatically remove the
delimiters on incoming messages and add delimiters back in on outgoing messages. No need
to deal with the delimiters in your PLC. If you need to parse your data, the 460ETCA can
parse a string of ASCII data in up to 20 segments by delimiter or offset.
It’s designed to be a simple ASCII interface and it really is that simple.
Why use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?
The 460ETCA provides an option to access those ASCII devices that always seem to creep
into your architecture no matter how hard you try to keep them out. With the 460ETCA you
can easily connect to those devices with your Allen-Bradley PLC.
When you call, a live person answers the phone. When you talk with sales, you will get honest
answers and recommendations even if that means recommending someone else's solution.
When you get support, it is from an engineer who had a hand in the product’s development,
and support doesn't require a ticket or 24 hour wait. We are unashamed of the fact that we are
a smaller company because that means you mean a lot more to us.
Try the RTA difference today and give us a call at 1-800-249-1612 or check out more
information on us and our other solutions at www.rtaautomation.com.
A Word from our Founder
“It’s likely that your business isn’t industrial networking and it shouldn’t be. You make products, design systems, or manage some process. Whatever it
is that you make, monitor or install the process inevitably creates data. If you’re a control engineer and your plant has been around for a few years your
line is probably littered with devices that send out all kinds of data over many different protocols. If you’re an automation device developer you probably
have customers that need to move your data into some other network. Either way, you’ve got a device conversion problem. You have devices that generate ASCII, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, BACnet, Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet or some other completely proprietary
data and now you’re the person that has to move that data to some other network!
I feel your pain… and rather than just my sympathy, I have a solution for you. You see, while your business may not be moving data around a factory
floor mine is. In fact, it’s all that we have done for over twenty years now. Our 460 series of Device Converters is the culmination of those twenty years.
You can now move all of your data, where you want, when you want and how you want. Try us on your next project, I guarantee you wont regret it.
John Rinaldi
Operation Modes
Bidirectional ASCII Transmit and Receive
Maximum Number of Devices Supported
ASCII Device Interfaces
Maximum of one RS232 device, one RS422 device, or two RS485 devices
Maximum Number of ASCII Characters Transferred
1024 in each direction
Delimiter Processing
Incoming delimiters can be automatically removed; Outgoing delimiters automatically added if configured
Parse string of ASCII data in up to 50 segments by delimiter or offset
Concatenate up to 50 segments/strings of ASCII data with optional delimiter
PLC Support
ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, MicroLogix, SLC’s and PLC5E’s
Maximum Number of PLCs Supported
Maximum Number of Input Scan Lines per PLC
Maximum Number of Output Scan Lines per PLC
Net ENI Support
Supported Data Types
ControlLogix / CompactLogix / FlexLogix: Bit, 32 Bit Array, SINT, INT, REAL, STRING, DINT,
120 volt AC wall wart power supply
6’ power cable with flying leads
5 year hardware warranty
IPSetup software — automatically locates RTA gateway on the network
Unlimited firmware feature upgrades for life
CAT5 crossover cable for direct connection to PC during programming
Complete, unlimited access to our industry leading support staff
DC Input Voltage
8 VDC @ 230 mA to 28 VDC @ 80 mA
Maximum Baud Rate
115K baud
Operating Temperature
-40 C to 85 C
RoHS-Compliant, UL, CUL, CE Approvals, Class I Div 2
4.2” x 3.25” x 1”
5 oz.
Enclosure Type
Anodized aluminum
Din rail or panel mount
Ethernet link/data LED, Ethernet speed LED, power LED, &
2 general purpose LEDS on side
Gateway Security
You can configure up to 9 different users access to
diagnostic and configuration screens.
Set <, <=, >=, >, ==, !=, and change-of-state rules on
any data moving through the gateway. If alarm rule is
triggered an email notification can be sent.
Translation Table
Allows for data manipulation during protocol translation.
Scaling and other data format changes can occur in the
Status and
Protocol specific status, counters and error messages
are accessible within the gateways diagnostics page.
They can also be delivered to a connected device.
Diagnostic Logging
Allows users to see and log start up sequences, protocol specific messages & error messages.
Real Time Automation offers a full line of gateway products. If this isn’t the one
you were looking for chances are we still have right solution for you. Give us a
call at 1-800-249-1612 or check out a listing at www.rtaautomation.com/products.
We also offer custom gateways to help customers dealing with unique needs or
proprietary protocols.
ASCII Device to Allen-Bradley PLC Gateway
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