ASCII to EtherNet/IP PLC Gateway

Distinctive CIP Services
Product Category
Communications Bridges and Gateways
Device Profile
Communications Adapter: 0x0C

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Rta ascii to plc gateway

Move Your ASCII Data

You’ve just found the easiest way to move ASCII serial data to and from a MicroLogix, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5, and SLC5/05 Allen-Bradley PLC over EtherNet/IP. Through a simple, browser-based configuration, you define the makeup of your ASCII string and then watch it get delivered directly to your a user-defined tag or register location in the data table of your PLC. Perfect for barcode scanners, weigh scales and displays.

Need to send ASCII data from the PLC? Simply populate a second tag or register location with the message you wish to send. When the gateway sees a length greater than 0 it will process the data and send it out to the serial device.

No message instruction or IO tree needed, simply one in tag/register one out tag/register, it’s that simple.

Legacy Device Support
Even though Ethernet is the standard, there is still an awful lot of ASCII data out there. There are a ton of perfectly good scales, barcode readers, RFID devices and a multitude of other units that generate an ASCII string; equipment you’ve used for a long time. You know how to set it up, how to make it work and that it’s reliable for you. Plus, you can probably get it at a really good price since it doesn’t have all the fancy features of the new models.

Simpler is Better
Why wrestle with hours of programming and tedious ladder logic to integrate a simple gateway? Why deal with 50 additional features on a product you don’t need? Or pan through hundreds of pages of a manual to get your unit configured? With RTA’s Barcode to PLC gateways, you don’t have to deal with any of those things. You can easily have our unit up and running in less than 5 minutes. For more information, visit:

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DOC Number: 11037 Year: 2012

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Maximum # Connections Supported
Total CIP 1
Explicit Messaging: Originator 1
I/O Messaging: Scanner 1
I/O Messaging: Target (Adapter) 1
Explicit Messaging: Target 1
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EDS File Instance in Device
Parameter Objects
Custom Software
MAC Parameter Configuration: Speed
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100 Mbps
MAC Parameter Configuration: Duplex
Address Configuration
Hardware Switches
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CIP Safety Node
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EtherNet/IP ID: 50
DeviceNet ID: 50