ASCII to Allen-Bradley PLC

The fastest and simplest way to move ASCII serial barcode, weigh scale, and RFID data to Allen-Bradley PLCs



$NZD 1,204.75 - $NZD 1,285.37


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Product Description

ASCII to Allen-Bradley PLC Conversion

Move Your ASCII Data

You’ve just found the easiest way to move ASCII serial data to and from a MicroLogix®, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5® and SLC 5/05 A-B PLC over EtherNet/IP. Through simple browser-based configuration, you define the makeup of your ASCII string and then watch it get delivered directly to your user-defined tag or register location in the data table of your PLC. Perfect for barcode scanners, weigh scales and displays.

Need to send ASCII data from the PLC? Simply populate a second tag or register location with the message you wish to send. When the gateway sees a length greater than 0, it will process the data and send it out to the serial device.

One in tag/register and one out tag/register, it’s really that simple. No message instruction or IO tree to deal with.

Legacy Device Support

Even though Ethernet is the standard, there is still an awful lot of ASCII data out there. There are a ton of perfectly good scales, barcode readers, RFID devices and a multitude of other units that generate an ASCII string. This is equipment that you’ve used for a long time. You know how to set it up, how to make it work and that it’s reliable for you. Plus, you can probably get it at a really good price since it doesn’t have all the fancy features of the new models.

Simpler Is Better

Why wrestle with hours of programming and tedious ladder logic to integrate a simple gateway? Why deal with 50 additional features you don’t need on a product? Or pan through hundreds of pages of a manual just to get your unit configured? With our ASCII to A-B PLC gateway, you don’t have to deal with any of those things. You can easily have our unit up and running in less than five minutes.

Part Number
Good For Barcode Readers, Weigh Scales, Displays and other ASCII devices Weather Stations, UPS Systems and any other ASCII devices that output a compound ASCII string
PLC Setup ASCII string gets mapped to a single Tag or Register ASCII string can be parsed to multiple Tag or Register locations
Alarming N/A Email alarming available
Same Pricing Model
  • Manual
  • 3’ power cable with flying leads
  • 6' null modem cable
  • 5-year hardware warranty
  • IPSetup software — automatically locates RTA gateway on the network
  • Unlimited firmware feature upgrades for life
  • CAT5 cross-over cable for direct connection to PC during programming
  • Complete, unlimited access to our industry leading support staff

ASCII Features

Maximum Number of ASCII devices: 2
Wide Characters: Add Padding on Outgoing
Serial Communications Port 0: RS232, RS485, RS422
Serial Communications Port 1: RS232
Message Queue Size: Configurable, 0-20 messages

Ethernet/IP Tag Client Features

PLC Support
ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, MicroLogix, SLC’s and PLC5E’s

Maximum Number of PLCs Supported

Messaging Operation
Connected or Unconnected

Net ENI Support

Gateway Security
You can configure a user with access to diagnostic and configuration screens.

Status and Counters
Protocol-specific status, counters and error messages are accessible within the gateway's diagnostics page.

Diagnostic Logging Page
Allows users to see and log start up sequences, protocol-specific messages and error messages.