Redundant ControlNet to Profibus-PA
The 1788-CN2PAR provides a fast and integrated solution for adding Profibus PA field devices to any Logix platform. This linking device provides a direct link between Profibus PA and ControlNet with no intermediate Profibus-DP layer required.
Integration into RSLogix5000 is seamless when making use of the modules' Add-On-Profiles (AOPs), and the process variables of each field device appear in engineering units without any required user logic. The entire Profibus PA configuration is done within the RSLogix5000 environment. Additional PV statuses and diagnostic information is also available.
The module supports a maximum of 24 field devices and can supply a 500mA per trunk.
It will also allow the user to view detailed diagnostics from each field device using its DTM (device type manager) directly from the Logix environment with Hiprom's FDT-ThinFrame.
The user will be able to view a scope trace of the signal of each field device and provide extended statistics with regards to packet count (send,received, class 1, class2 etc.)