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Allen-Bradley Ethernet

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Product Overview

TheAllen-Bradley Ethernet device driver works in conjunction with KEPServerEX to provide data exchange between OPC/DDE clients and Allen-Bradley PLC5/SLC500 compliant PLCs via Ethernet. KEPServerEX automatically optimizes your data acquisition based on client demand. Data integrity is ensured with our extensive error handling.

This driver does not require a Rockwell Automation RSLinx license.

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Performance

  • All memory types and data types supported
  • Array support
  • Multithreaded design allows for simultaneous messaging with multiple PLCs
  • 1785 ENET may require PLC firmware upgrades

Protocols

  • Allen-Bradley Ethernet

Supported Devices

  • Hardbook SoftPLC
  • Micro SoftPLC
  • PLC 5/10
  • PLC 5/15
  • PLC 5/20
  • PLC 5/20E
  • PLC 5/25
  • PLC 5/30
  • PLC 5/40
  • PLC 5/40E
  • PLC 5/60
  • PLC 5/80
  • PLC 5/80E
  • SLC 5/01
  • SLC 5/02
  • SLC 5/03
  • SLC 5/04
  • SLC 5/05 Open
  • Smart SoftPLC

Available Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese

Application Support

  • DDE Format CF_Text and AdvancedDDE
  • NIO Interface for iFIX
  • OPC .NET Service (OPC .NET) Version 1.00
  • OPC Alarms and Events (OPC AE) Version 1.10
  • OPC Data Access (OPC DA) Versions 1.0a, 2.0, 2.05a, and 3.0
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Clients
  • SuiteLink and FastDDE for Wonderware

Release Notes

6.5.829.0

6/19/2018

  • Fixed an issue where string tags could crash the server.

6.2.460.0

7/6/2017

  • Added Chinese language support.

6.0.2107.0

11/15/2016

  • IP address octets are properly constrained to a maximum value of 255.
  • Added German language support.
  • Added Japanese language support.

5.20.396.0

5/3/2016

  • Resolved a defect that could cause a crash if a malformed packet with an incorrect header length response was received from the PLC. The driver now ignores the malformed packet.

5.17.495.0

2/24/2015

  • Added the SoftPLC device model type to expose the extended address range of SoftPLC controllers. SoftPLC does not support the ASCII memory type.
  • Fixed an issue where the PLC5 model could read the wrong memory location for string types beyond element 780.

5.15.585.0

7/22/2014

  • Added block read support for string memory type tags to both the SLC 5/05 Open and PLC-5 Family models.

5.10.205

11/13/2012

Added support for Communication Serialization.