The ControlNet Router can now own EtherNet/IP devices by establishing a cyclic Class 1 connection to these devices. This will allow the ControlNet Router to map the EtherNet/IP device’s input and output assemblies to a Logix controller via a ControlNet connection. A Logix controller can then own a EtherNet/IP device, using an existing ControlNet network infrastructure.

See  ControlNet Router.

The PA Link can now be seamlessly integrated into the Schneider M580 platform, supporting up to 4 EtherNet/IP connections, allowing up to 2kbytes of input and 2kbytes of output data to be exchange between the M580 controller and Profibus PA network. The Slate configuration utility will generate all the require mapping (DDT, DFB, and system variables) for the Schneider M580 controller based on the specific configuration of the Profibus PA network and field devices.

See  PA Link.

The PA Link module simplifies the implementation of PROFIBUS PA by combining an EtherNet/IP and ModbusTCP Linking device with an internal isolated power conditioner and bus terminator.

The PA Link can either operate as a PROFIBUS DPV0/DPV1 master allowing EtherNet/IP devices (e.g. Rockwell Logix platforms) or Modbus devices to exchange process, alarming, and diagnostic data with PROFIBUS PA devices as well as provide parameterization and asset management of slave devices using Device Type Managers (DTMs).

The module supports up to 32 PA slave devices and is capable of exchanging up to 2 kilobytes of PROFIBUS data with either a Rockwell Automation Logix controller or any Modbus TCP master or slave device.

The internal power conditioner is capable of supplying up to 420 mA with a software configurable over-current limit. It can also be disabled for applications requiring an external power conditioner.

The PA Link supports module redundancy allowing two PA Link masters to be connected to the same PROFIBUS PA segment in a one-active-one-standby strategy.

The module hosts two Ethernet ports which can be configured in a Device Level Ring or Linear topology.

See  PA Link.

The IP Point HART has been updated to support three new protocols as well as an enhanced multidrop operation.

The module now supports PCCC (AB-ETH) allowing SLC, MicroLogix, and PLC5 to read and write data to the HART instrument. Direct access from FTView (with no Logix controller required) is also now supported. The module also supports CC-Link allowing the user to connect any HART field device directly to a Mitsubishi PLC.

See  IP Point HART.

The DH485 Router/B now supports an isolated DH485 port. The module has a RS232 port as well which allows for RS232 to RS485 conversion (and vice versa) which can then be used as a pure 1761-NET-AIC replacement.

The module also has an embedded switch which will allow the DH485 Router/B to operate in a EtherNet/IP DLR ring.
See  DH485 Series B.