|[November 16, 2012]
SST™ Communication Module from Molex Streamlines Connection of Allen-Bradley ControlLogix* to Siemens Industrial Ethernet
LISLE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Incorporated showcased a new firmware release of the SST™
Ethernet communication module at Automation Fair 2012 in
Philadelphia, PA. The firmware update supports the Siemens (News - Alert) Industrial
Ethernet protocol to connect ControlLogix PLCs to Siemens SIMATIC�
controllers (S5, S7-1200, S7-200, S7-300 and S7-400), SIMOTION� motion
controllers, RFID and barcode readers, SINAMICS� variable frequency
drives and SINUMERIK� CNC systems.
"SST communication modules are the fast and easy way to connect Modbus
TCP and Siemens Industrial Ethernet to Allen-Bradley ControlLogix
controllers," states George Kairys, product manager, Molex (News - Alert). "When the
ControlLogix processor is combined with an SST communications module,
users receive a reliable and powerful communication network providing
time and cost savings resulting from faster start-ups."
The firmware update enables users to simultaneously manage communication
in client and server modes to allow the module to read/write data and
receive unsolicited data from Siemens controllers. The protocol supports
various process data types including: M, DB, A, E, T, Z with support up
to 127 TCP connections. Molex configuration software allows easy CIP
path generation for bridged or routed connections to remote SST Ethernet
communication modules. Regardless of the location of the SST
module in the network architecture, users can connect to the module
remotely to a local or a remote chassis. Additionally, the SST module
can be configured and diagnosed via Ethernet using Rockwell Automation's (News - Alert)
EtherNet/IP modules (1756-ENBT).
SST communication module firmware supports 32- and 64-bit pltforms in
Windows 7. Enabling rapid implementation of control applications, SST
communication modules include an add-on profile to interface seamlessly
into the RSLogix* 5000 programming environment and directly share I/O
process data with Logix processor memory, without writing any ladder
logic or using PLC memory or increasing PLC scan time.
"Utilization of flexible chipset technology provides a fully software
configurable module-no need to set specific jumpers for specific
physical layer configurations, no jumpers to lose, no jumpers to
misconnect and no additional manuals required," adds Kairys.
The SST Ethernet communication module includes an Ethernet port and two
Serial ports for simultaneously running protocols, with the module
serving as a standalone gateway between communication ports. So, users
can read data from a Serial Modbus slave and write to a Siemens S7-300
PLC via the industrial Ethernet port. This feature is enabled by the
module's internal data base of 32,000 word registers and 32,000 bits
that can simultaneously share and exchange data with the ControlLogix
SST communication modules from Molex are designed for multiple
industries, including food processing, water and wastewater, oil and
gas, mining, petrochemical and manufacturing. For more information on
Brad® solutions for industrial Ethernet, visit www.molex.com/link/sstcommunicationmodules.html.
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About Molex Incorporated
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solutions for a number of markets including data communications,
telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive,
medical, military and lighting. Established in 1938, the company
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* Allen Bradley, ControlLogix and RSLogix are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Rockwell Automation.
� SIMATIC, SIMOTION, SINAMICS and SINUMERIK are registered trademarks of
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