I/O Gateway migrates I/O to PLCs/control systems.

Press Release Summary:




PROFILINK.908(TM) migrates Modicon® Quantum® and Series 800 I/O to any PLC or control system that supports Profibus. Unit converts high-speed (1.54 Mbps) Modicon S908 I/O packets to 12 Mbps Profibus DP, retains I/O diagnostics, and supports up to 32 drops and redundancy. Design enables Profilink to configure itself from configuration data entered at controller's Profibus module. Users can upgrade or consolidate controls while retaining Modicon I/O and field wiring.



Original Press Release:



Profilink.908 Modicon I/O Gateway



Process Computer Technology, Inc. (www.pct-inc.com) proudly announces the commercial release of the PROFILINK.908 Modicon I/O Gateway for the migration of Modicon Quantum I/O and/or Modicon 800 series I/O to other PLCs and Control Systems.

1. Introduction
2. Contents of the CD-ROM
3. Contact Information
4. Short Description of the PROFILINK.908
5. Longer Description of the PROFILINK.908
6. Additional information about the PROFILINK.908

1. Introduction
The PROFILINK.908 is a new product from Process Computer Technology, Inc, Houston Texas. The PROFILINK.908 is an I/O Gateway for Modicon I/O. It enables users of Modicon Quantum I/O and Modicon Series 800 I/O to migrate to another control system.

Process computer Technology (PCT) has been manufacturing and supplying third party I/O to GSE D/3 DCS (r) users for over ten years. PCT also manufactures a gateway for the old native GSE 16000 I/O enabling D/3 DCS users to migrate to other control systems. In recent years GSE has used Modicon I/O as their native I/O. PCT now has a product, the PROFILINK.908, for migrating Modicon I/O. We realize the market for migration of Modicon I/O dwarfs the market for 16000 I/O and decided to make this product announcement.

2. Contents of the CD-ROM

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3. Contact Information

Bill Werner
Process Computer Technology, Inc.
600 N. Shepherd, suite 103
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-4808
bwemer@pct-inc.com
sales@pct-inc.com

4. Short Description of the PROFILINK.908:

HIGH-SPEED CONNECTIVITY FOR MODICON I/O

MIGRATE TO ANOTHER PLC OR CONTROL SYSTEM

PROFILINK.908 is a high-speed solution for migrating Modicon Quantum and Series 800 I/O to any PLC or control system supporting Profibus. PROFILINK.908 converts the high-speed (1.54Mbps) Modicon S908 I/O packets to 12Mbps Profibus. Retains I/O diagnostics and supports up to 32 drops and redundancy. Most new controllers support Profibus, for those that do not Profibus modules are available.

Process Computer Technology, Inc.

600 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX 77459.
(713) 861-4808.
www.pct-inc.com,
sales@pct-inc.com

5. Longer Description of the PROFILINK.908:

MIGRATE MODICON I/O

HIGH-SPEED GATEWAY FOR MODICON I/O

PROFILINK.908 is a high-speed solution for migrating Modicon Quantum and Series 800 I/O to any PLC or control system supporting Profibus. PROFILINK.908 converts the high-speed (1.54Mbps) Modicon S908 remote I/O packets to 12Mbps Profibus DP. For local I/O, the processor is replaced with a RIO drop card to add S908 functionality. Each Modicon Quantum I/O drop and/or Series 800 I/O drop is configured as a separate slave. Up to 32 drops are supported as multiple slaves. All Modicon I/O diagnostics are retained with additional Profibus diagnostics added. An innovative design enables the Profilink to configure itself from configuration data entered at the controller's Profibus module. Most new controllers support Profibus, for those that do not Profibus modules are available. The PROFILINK.908 migrates Modicon I/O to any Profibus enabled PLC or control system including Emerson (Fisher-Rosemount) DeltaV, Allen-Bradley ProcessLogix / ControlLogix / PLC5 / SLC 500, GE 90-30 / 90-70, Honeywell Plantscape, Siemens Simatic / (Moore) Apacs+, Foxboro I/A / Micro I/A, ABB Freelance 2000 / Symphony / Advant, Reliance Automax, Yokogawa CENTUM CS3000 and others.

Process Computer Technology, Inc.
600 N. Shepherd, Suite 103
Houston, TX 77459.
(713) 861-4808.
www.pct-inc.com
sales@pct-inc.com

6. Additional information about the PROFILINK.908

PCT web site:        www.pct-inc.com
Profilink home page: www.pct-inc.com/profi908/
Profilink brochure: www.pct-inc.com/profi908/profi908-b.pdf
Profilink Manual www.pct-inc.com/profi908/p908man.pdf
About PCT www.pct-inc.com/general/aboutpct.html
Emerson tests GATEWAY 16000 (sister product of Profilink.908)
easydeltav.com/pd/wp_d3gatewaytodeltavtest.pdf
Member Profibus Trade Organization (PTO) www.profibus.com


Notes:
1. The Profilink.908 and Gateway 16000 share the same profibus connection for migrating to another control system, the difference is the Profilink.908 takes Modicon S908 Remote I/O packets and converts them to Profibus; and the Gateway 16000 takes GSE 16000 I/O signals and converts them to Profibus.

2. Process Computer Technology, Inc. is not affiliated in any manner with GSE or Modicon/ Schneider.

o MIGRATE YOUR MODICON I/O WITH HIGH SPEED PROFIBUS TO ANOTHER PLC OR CONTROL SYSTEM
o WORKS WITH ALLEN BRADLEY, GE, HONEYWELL, EMERSON, SIEMENS, FOXBORO, ABB, RELIANCE, ETC.
o BOTH QUANTUM AND 800 SERIES I/O SUPPORTED
o SUPPORTS UP TO 32 DROPS AND REDUNDANCY

o RETAINS ALL I/O DIAGNOSTICS
o WORKS USING THE FAST (1.54 MEGABAUD) NATIVE MODICON® S908 PROTOCOL (NOT MODBUS)
o USES HIGH-SPEED PROFIBUS DP® (12MB) INTERFACE

o EASY CONFIGURATION FROM THE CONTROLLER'S NATIVE PROFIBUS CONFIGURATION UTILITY
o UPGRADE OR CONSOLIDATE YOUR CONTROLS WHILE RETAINING THE MODICON I/O AND FIELD WIRING

Note: Modicon® and Quantum Automation Series are trademarks of Schneider Automation, Inc. PCT is not affiliated with Schneider Electric.

PCT PROFILINK.908(TM) MODICON® I/O HIGH SPEED GATEWAY

The PROFILINK.908 is a solution for the migration of Modicon® Quantum® and Series 800 I/O to another PLC or Control System. The PROFILINK.908 converts the high-speed (1.54Mbps) Modicon S908 remote I/O packets to a high-speed (12Mbps) Profibus DP protocol to communicate with the PLC or Control System. (No MODBUS, No MODBUS+). For local I/O, the processor is replaced with a remote I/O drop card to add S908 functionality.

The PROFILINK.908 migrates Modicon I/O to any Profibus enabled PLC or control system such as Emerson (Fisher-Rosemount) DeltaV, Allen-Bradley ProcessLogix / ControlLogix / PLC5 / SLC 500, GE 90-30 / 90-70, Honeywell Plantscape, Siemens Simatic / (Moore) Apacs+, Foxboro I/A / Micro I/A, ABB Freelance 2000 / Symphony / Advant, Reliance Automax, Yokogawa CENTUM CS3000 and others. Note: Plantscape, ProcessLogix, ControlLogix, PLC5, SLC 500, GE 90-70, and Automax require an additional module available from SST. See mysst.com/bcm for modules and drivers. GE 90-30 requires a Profibus Master module from Homer Electric see www.heapg.com/profibus.htm. Other manufacturers of Profibus compatible systems can be found on the Profibus web site: profibus.org/productguide.html

The PROFILINK.908 can be DIN rail or rack mounted in the existing I/O enclosure or at the new PLC or Control System. The PROFILINK.908 is then connected to the control system with a standard Profibus cable. If the new control system is preconfigured you are ready for startup.

Configuration is accomplished with the PLC's, Control System's or Profibus module's integral configuration tools. The PROFILINK.908 then configures itself from the system's configuration data. Each Modicon Quantum I/O drop and/or Series 800 I/O drop is configured as a separate slave. Multiple drops are supported as multiple slaves. Complete Modicon I/O diagnostics are retained while adding Profibus diagnostics.

The PCT PROFILTNK.908 is a cost-effective solution. The PROFILINK.908 enables migration to a new Control System without the material and labor expense of replacing the existing I/O and field wiring. The cost savings are even greater when the reduced downtime and lost production is added in. Additional savings are realized by consolidating your control strategy and reducing training requirements.

The PCT PROFILINK.908 supports redundancy. In recent years GSE Systems has used Quantum I/O as the native I/O of the D/3 DCS®. Often it is configured redundantly. The PROFILINK.908 can migrate that I/O while retaining redundancy and I/O diagnostics.

Note: Modicon®, and Quantum Automation Series® are trademarks of Schneider Automation, Inc.; D/3 DCS® is a trademark of GSE Systems, Inc.; Other control systems are trademarks of their manufacturers. PCT is not affiliated with Schneider Electric or GSE Systems.

For more information call PCT or visit our web site at www.pct-inc.com

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