The PLX51-PBM gateway provides connectivity to EtherNet/IP networks for PROFIBUS DP networks by operating as either a Master or Slave device on the PROFIBUS DP network.
For easy integration to a Rockwell Automation Controller, the gateway and configuration software create dynamic AOI’s based on the user configuration to add logical tag names to the PLC project file. Thus, reducing the overall programming time.
With advanced tools such as PROFIBUS device discovery and a built-in PROFIBUS DP packet capture utility, PROFIBUS DP network commissioning time can be greatly reduced.
Dual Ethernet ports of the module can support either DLR (Device Level Ring) topology, or can be used as an embedded switch for flexible installation options.
Check out the video below for a step by step through the first-time setup and configuration of ProSoft Technology’s PLX51-PBM gateway as a standalone Master:
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