DH485 Router

DH485 ROUTER

Overview

The DH485 Router is able to transfer data from a DH485 device to a maximum of three Logix controllers. The module operates in one of four modes, simplifying the configuration for all applications.​

​Mode Description​ Message Initiator​
​Transparent PCCC The DH485 Router will redirect DF1 PCCC messages to a Logix controller at a preconfigured EtherNet/IP path. Logix PLC Mapping configuration is also required. ​Remote Device
​Reactive Tag The DH485Router will convert DF1 PCCC messages to Logix controller tag reads or tag writes. No Logix PLC Mapping configuration is required. ​Remote Device
​Scheduled Tag The DH485 Router transfers data between a DH485 device and a number of Logix tags, using a preconfigured scheduled. No Logix or remote device configuration is required. ​DH485 Router
​Unscheduled The DH485 Router transfers messages received from a Logix Message Instruction. ​Logix (Msg)

 

The DH485 Router is configured using the Aparian Slate application. Slate offers various configuration methods, including a controller tag browser.

The module can operate in both a Logix “owned” and standalone mode. With a Logix connection the input and output assemblies will provide additional diagnostics information which will be available in the Logix controller environment.

The module uses RS485 for DH485 communication. The RS485 port also uses a terminal block for convenient installation. 

A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of received DH485 communication packets, without the need for any additional software.