The HDLC Router provides intelligent data routing between EtherNet/IP and HDLC (RS485) which can help the migration from GEM80 control systems to ControlLogix or CompactLogix platforms, where a HDLC interface is required.
This allows the user to integrate HDLC devices into a Rockwell Logix platform (eg. ControlLogix or CompactLogix) with minial effort.
The module can be configured to act as either an HDLC master or slave , in either 2-wire or 4-wire RS485 mode. Data can easily be mapped to custom positions in the Logix input and output assemblies affording maxmimum user flexibility.
The HDLC Router is configured using the Aparian Slate application. Slate offers various configuration methods, including a controller tag browser.
A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of received HDLC communication packets, without the need for any additional software.