Gateway connects controllers, devices with PACs
This universal gateway enables more than 50 brands of plant floor controllers and devices to connect to ControlLogix and other Rockwell Automation PACs.
The gateway eliminates the need for custom programmed data
bridges and is supplied with a setup utility that uses intuitive screens and
drag-and-drop operation to configure data transactions between controllers. After
the module is configured, it automatically and transparently exchanges data
between controllers with no control program changes. Configurable data exchange
enables machine-to-machine connectivity for horizontal integration and
migration at the control level. The gateway also features a backplane interface
that enables direct access to data in the ControlLogix processor, or to other
PLCs/PACs through Rockwell Automation bridge modules. Connections to other
controllers or devices are made via the module’s serial or Ethernet ports.