The DF1 Router is able to transfer data from a DF1 device to a maximum of three Logix controllers. The module operates in one of four modes, simplifying the configuration for all applications.
|Transparent PCCC||The DF1 Router will redirect DF1 PCCC messages to a Logix controller at a preconfigured EtherNet/IP path. Logix PLC Mapping configuration is also required.||Remote Device|
|Reactive Tag||The DF1 Router will convert DF1 PCCC messages to Logix controller tag reads or tag writes. No Logix PLC Mapping configuration is required.||Remote Device|
|Scheduled Tag||The DF1 Router transfers data between a DF1 device and a number of Logix tags, using a preconfigured scheduled. No Logix or remote device configuration is required.||DF1 Router|
|Unscheduled||The DF1 Router transfers messages received from a Logix Message Instruction.||Logix (Msg)|
The DF1 Router is configured using the Aparian Slate application. Slate offers various configuration methods, including a controller tag browser.
The module can operate in both a Logix “owned” and standalone mode. With a Logix connection the input and output assemblies will provide additional diagnostics information which will be available in the Logix controller environment.
The module uses isolated RS232 for DF1 communication providing better noise immunity. The RS232 port also uses a terminal block for convenient installation. The module can also be used in systems with redundant DF1 pathways.
A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of received DF1 communication packets, without the need for any additional software.