HMS EtherNet/IP to Profibus DP linking device
The EtherNet/IP linking devices family already include two linking devices which connect devices using serial, Modbus RTU and Modbus-TCP communication. This latest HMS device makes it possible to include any automation device with Profibus DP communication into an EtherNet/IP-based network architecture.
Contrary to an in-chassis module, which is physically connected to the PLC, the EtherNet/IP to Profibus DP linking device can be mounted close to the connected devices. This means that it is possible to establish a connection via a single Ethernet cable instead of multiple network specific cables. All EtherNet/IP linking devices from HMS support ODVA’s Device Level Ring (DLR) for ring topology.
Users can access their Profibus DP network and device configuration through Studio 5000 software, with all configuration made inside Studio 5000 where there is support for Process Variable Data Tags, as well as manual and automatic generation of named and structured Studio 5000 Controller Tags without any required user logic.
It supports up to 7000 bytes of IO data, 3500 in each direction and because it operates stand-alone (distributed), it doesn’t affect PLC backplane performance (PLC execution time).