IP POINT HART
The IP-Point-HART module can convert any analog device into either EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or DNP3 TCP/UDP protocols. This includes 4 to 20 mA input and output devices with or without HART communications as well as 0 to 20 ma devices without HART.
The IP-Point-Hart is available in Input or Output variations:
- A-IP.HART-I for HART input devices like process instruments.
- A-IP.HART-O for HART output devices like valve positioners.
The conversion to EtherNet/IP enables a HART device to be added directly into a Rockwell Automation Logix IO tree. The Modbus-TCP option enables a HART field device to be viewed as a Modbus Slave. The DNP3 option converts a HART field device into a DNP3 Outstation. The DNP3 option, also supports Secure Authentication, ensuring secure communications across the Ethernet network.
In addition, a rich collection of process and diagnostic information is provided directly into Logix, without the use of any explicit messaging. HART commands can also be relayed to the device using an EtherNet/IP message relay object. A DTM (Device Type Manager) is available further simplifying device configuration and management using an FDT frame.
Aparian provides a range intelligent routing products for various protocols including EtherNet/IP, DF1, DNP3, and Modbus.
The DF1 Router which provides an easy to use solution to integrate legacy DF1 products, including DCS gateways, to Rockwell Automation's Logix family via EtherNet/IP.
The DNP3 Router provides intelligent data routing between EtherNet/IP and DNP3 (serial, Ethernet UDP, or Ethernet TCP). The DNP3 Router allows the user to integrate DNP3 devices over a secure link into a Rockwell Logix platform (e.g. ControlLogix or CompactLogix) with minimal effort. The DNP3 Router also supports DNP3 Secure Authentication.
The Modbus Router provides intelligent data routing between EtherNet/IP and Modbus (serial Modbus-RTU or Ethernet Modbus-TCP). The Modbus Router allows the user to integrate Modbus devices into a Rockwell Logix platform (e.g. ControlLogix or CompactLogix.) No copying or mapping of data in the Logix controller is required as the Modbus Router writes directly into Logix tags.
Time Sync & XPosition
The Time Sync module is a cost effective solution for providing high accuracy time synchronization across traditional Ethernet networks using 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) as well as Network Time Protocol (NTP). The XPosition module provides a method for connecting high precision GPS and inertial navigation devices to Rockwell Automation’s Logix (ControlLogix and CompactLogix) family of controllers.
The Process Cache module can read and store data from Logix Controllers, DF1 Serial Interfaces, or Modbus devices which can later be uploaded to an historian or SQL database. The module has the capacity to store over 16 million records in its solid-state non-volatile memory.
The DHCP Manager provides location co-ordinated IP Address assignment to DLR capable (embedded switch) devices connected in a linear topology. In applications where different sub-systems can be connected in any order, the module ensures that their IP addresses are assigned in the order in which they are located. Examples of this application can be found in the packaging industry.