The Anybus .NET Bridge acts as a bridge between a function block in a PLC and a .NET solution in a PC.
The information exchange between the Operational Technology (OT) side and the Information Technology (IT) side is made with messages defined in a spreadsheet template (Excel).
Up to 65535 different message types, with each message a max size of 251 bytes, may be defined. Each message type is identified with a unique ID number.
The messages are sent in sequence over the same IO-data, which provides a very large total of data communication.
These message types are defined in a spreadsheet template (Microsoft Excel).
The template is included in the configuration software together with the function blocks and product definition files (GSD, GSDML, EDS, ESI).
Using the spreadsheet, the Anybus .NET Bridge Code Generator creates C# files for the .NET programmer and PLC files for the PLC programmer.
The configuration software also includes two simulators — a PLC simulator for the .NET programmer and a .NET simulator for the PLC programmer.
A function block (provided by HMS) manages the handshake on the PLC side and provides an easy-to-use interface for the PLC programmer.
For applications where minimum delay and maximum performance is required, the .NET Bridge can be used in streamer mode where data streams are exchanged directly without any handshake (PROFIBUS, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP). In this mode, data need to be mapped manually in the PLC and in the .NET application.
Creates a bridge between the logic in a PLC and a .NET solution in a PC
Easy to configure and set-up
FUNCTION BLOCK SIMPLIFIES PLC INTEGRATION!
The parameters of the EtherCAT slave are defined in the spreadsheet configuration. An ESI is then generated by the configuration generator together with function blocks.
|Dimensions (L•W•H)||110 x 35 x 101 mm or 4,33 x 1,38 x 3,98"|
|Weight||160g or 0,35 lbs|
|Operating temperature||-25 to +70 °C or -13 to +158 °F|
|Storage temperature||-40 to +85 °C or -40 to +185 °F|
|Power supply||24 VDC|
|Current consumption||Typical 150mA|
|USB port||For firmware upgrades|
|SD memory card slot||Not used|
|PC TCP/IP connector||2xRJ45|
|Industrial network connector||(See the secondary network interface details above)|
|Galvanic isolation||On both BUS/Ethernet side|
|Mechanical rating||IP20, NEMA rating 1|
|Mounting||DIN-rail (EN 50022 standard) or Wall Mount (optional)|
|Certifications||CE, CULUS, RoHS|
Purchasing instructions and terms and conditions:
Anybus EtherCAT to .NET bridge
(Power supply not included)