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5201-Ethernet

Modbus TCP/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway

5201-MNET-ASCII

The ProLinx Modbus TCP/IP to ASCII Generic Serial Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on a Modbus TCP/IP network and ASCII input devices. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides one Ethernet port and up to four ASCII configurable serial ports.

The Modbus TCP/IP protocol driver can interface many different protocols into Schneider Electric Quantum processors as well other solutions supporting the protocol. The MNET driver supports Client and Server connections, and when coupled with the Web option provides a web/ftp interface as well.

The ASCII protocol driver permits the module to interface to many ASCII devices. Each ASCII port on the module is configurable to send and/or receive ASCII strings, each supporting its own individual serial network.

Funcionalidades e Beneficios

Applications

The MNET-ASCII modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where Modbus TCP/IP connectivity can be used to integrate ASCII generic serial input devices into a system. The Modbus TCP/IP gateway is a powerful module designed with both Client and Server support, enabling easy connection to other Modbus devices (Modicon processors and many others). In combination with the ASCII device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many ASCII input devices which are in use in the industrial marketplace today. Applications for the module are found in most industries, especially the Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Electrical Power and Food Processing.

Aplicações

The MNET-ASCII modules are the ideal solution for the many applications where Modbus TCP/IP connectivity can be used to integrate ASCII generic serial input devices into a system. The Modbus TCP/IP gateway is a powerful module designed with both Client and Server support, enabling easy connection to other Modbus devices (Modicon processors and many others). In combination with the ASCII device support, the module provides a very powerful interface to the many ASCII input devices which are in use in the industrial marketplace today. Applications for the module are found in most industries, especially Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Electrical Power and Food Processing.

Especificações

Internal Database

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

The 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

This area is used to store error codes, counters, and port status information for each port.

Configuration Data Area

This 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.

Hardware

Specification

Description

Power Supply

24 VDC nominal
18 to 32 VDC allowed
Positive, Negative, GND Terminals
2.5 mm screwdriver blade

Current Load

500 mA max @ 32 VDC max

Operating Temperature

-4° F to 122° F (-20° C to 50° C)

Storage Temperature

-40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C)

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% (with no condensation )

Dimensions

Standard:
 5.20 in H x 2.07 in W x 4.52 in D (13.2 cm x 5.25 cm x 11.48 cm)
Extended:
 5.20 in H x 2.73 in W x 4.52 in D
(13.2 cm x 6.934 cm x 11.48 cm)

LED Indicators

Power and Module Status
Application Status
Serial Port Activity
Serial Port Error Status

Configuration Serial Port

DB-9M RS-232 only
No hardware handshaking

Ethernet Port (Ethernet modules only)

10Base-T half duplex RJ45 Connector
Link and Activity LED indicators
Electrical Isolation 1500 V RMS at 50 Hz to 60 Hz for 60 s, applied as specified in section 5.3.2 of IEC 60950: 1991
Ethernet Broadcast Storm Resiliency = less than or equal to 5000 [ARP] frames-per-second and less than or equal to 5 minutes duration

Application Ports

Modbus Plus Connector
Two DB9 Female Standard Modbus Plus connectors

Serial Port Isolation

2500 V RMS port signal isolation per UL 1577
3000 VDC min. port to ground and port to logic power isolation

Shipped with Each Unit

Mini-DIN to DB-9M serial cables
4 ft RS-232 configuration cable
2.5mm screwdriver
CD (docs and Configuration utility)
RS-422/485 DB-9 to Screw Terminal Adaptor (1 or 4, depending on ports)

Downloads

ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB)
MNET ASCII Datasheet 146,13 kB Última modificação 26/04/2010
MNET Protocol Manual 631,11 kB Última modificação 16/02/2012
ASCII Driver Manual 321,93 kB Última modificação 10/12/2009

Protocolos

MNET Protocol Specification


The Modbus TCP/IP protocol driver can interface many different protocols into Schneider Electric Quantum processors as well other solutions supporting the protocol. The MNET driver supports Client and Server connections, and when coupled with the Web option provides a web/ftp interface as well.


Protocol Specifications

The Modbus TCP/IP driver interfaces with a common internal database in the module. This permits the sharing of data between the Modbus TCP/IP and other networks and devices.

Modbus TCP/IP Server

General

Server supports up to 5 independent connections each to Modbus TCP/IP clients on Service Port 502 using the standard MBAP protocol, and Service Port 2000.

Configurable Parameters

Module IP Address
Modbus address offsetting

Modbus TCP/IP Client

General

Actively reads and writes data with Modbus TCP/IP compatible devices.

One client connection (up to 100 servers/devices with 100 commands)

Configurable parameters

Number of active commands, Min Command Delay, Response Timeout, Retry Count, Command Error Pointer

Command List

Up to 100 fully configurable commands on the Client port


ASCII Protocol Specification


The ASCII protocol driver permits the module to interface to many ASCII devices. Each ASCII port on the module is configurable to send and/or receive ASCII strings, each supporting its own individual serial network.


Protocol Specifications

The ASCII driver provides a powerful connection between the internal application database in the ProLinx unit and devices supporting serial ASCII communications (bar code scanners, line printers, legacy terminal based computer systems, etc).

The serial port on the gateway is user-configurable to support ASCII communications (Baud rate, Data Bits, Stop Bits, etc). The ASCII port can act as a Master (Send ASCII strings) or as a Slave (Receive ASCII strings), or both.

ASCII Specifications

Ports

Available in up to four port configurations to receive and/or transmit data.

Transmit and Receive buffer size

255 bytes each

Transmit character with pacing

0 to 65535 millisecond delay between each transmitted character.


Certificações

Ex Certificate (ATEX Directive) 114,27 kB Última modificação 11/11/2013
CB Safety 35,78 kB Última modificação 27/08/2012
CE Mark 92,31 kB Última modificação 22/02/2013
Russian GOST-R 7,07 MB Última modificação 22/02/2013
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6,68 MB Última modificação 22/02/2013
Korean KC Registration 828,86 kB Última modificação 22/02/2013
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 1,08 MB Última modificação 02/07/2013
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 (Canada) 1,10 MB Última modificação 02/07/2013