Multi-System Data Transfer Engine for Industrial Communication

ProSoft Technology has released the Message Manager (ILX56-MM) module, a multi-system data transfer engine that resides in a single slot of a Rockwell Automation ControlLogix chassis. The Message Manager is designed to connect islands of automation and transfer factory and plant process automation data between PLCs/PACs for monitoring and control. It enables PLC-to-PLC data transfer without requiring message programming or ladder logic. The module is configured using a built-in graphical web-based configuration tool with easy-to-use, intuitive user prompts.

Data transfers can be set up by users at one location for up to 16 controllers including:

  • Rockwell Automation SLCTM 500, PLC-5, MicroLogixTM, CompactLogixTM and ControlLogix controllers via any network supported in the Rockwell Automation 1756 ControlLogix platform
  • Siemens S7 PLCs and other PLCs using Industrial Ethernet protocol
  • Schneider Electric and other PLCs using Modbus TCP/IP protocol

Highlights include:

  • Built-in, web-based configuration utility
  • Supports Internet Explorer 7 or higher
  • Single slot — 1756 backplane compatibility
  • Remove and Insert Under Power (RIUP)
  • Supports local or remote rack
  • Scrolling display for status and diagnostics

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