Press Release Summary:
Allen-Bradley 1203-EN1 module allows company's SCANport(TM)-enabled drives to be controlled, configured, and have data collected over EtherNet/IP. Module sends and receives drive operating and metering data, provides parameter read/write access, and offers features such as Web-page monitoring and e-mail notification. In conjunction with company's DriveExplorer(TM) and DriveTools(TM) SP software, module allows users to configure drive directly over EtherNet/IP.
Original Press Release:
EtherNet/IP Connectivity Now Available on All SCANPort-Enabled Drives from Rockwell Automation
Allen-Bradley 1203-EN1 module gives Ethernet-based control and data access to SCANport-enabled drives
MEQUON, Wis., April 12, 2004 - The new Allen-Bradley 1203-EN1 module from Rockwell Automation allows SCANport-enabled drives users to upgrade to EtherNet/IP, an open, Ethernet-based network for industrial applications, while maintaining their drives' capital investment.
Both new and legacy systems can now be controlled, configured, and have data collected over EtherNet/IP. The 1203-EN1 module sends and receives drive operating and metering data, provides parameter read/write access and offers additional Ethernet/IP features such as Web-page monitoring and e-mail notification.
"There are hundreds of thousands of SCANport-enabled drives in use today," said Greg Mears, product manager, Rockwell Automation. "This module provides EtherNet/IP connectivity, and the ability to control, configure and collect data over a Web-based interface, all without the expense of investing thousands of dollars in new equipment."
The module can deliver additional application benefits by serving as a second network to an existing control network. "If an existing Remote I/O system or other network is left in place, the user has the option to use EtherNet/IP to provide a separate means for device configuration and data collection," said Mears. "EtherNet/IP can also be used at a later time to consolidate the networks and perform control too."
When used in conjunction with Allen-Bradley DriveExplorer and DriveTools SP software, the 1203-EN1 allows users to configure drives directly over EtherNet/IP. A link on the 1203-EN1 Web page launches the desired software tool on the user's PC and automatically connects online with the drive.
The module can be configured via a Web page to send a message to user-specified e-mail addresses, including a text message to cell phones, pagers, or other wireless devices. Notifications can include drive alarms, faults, or reset conditions.
Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software factory management software, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
For more information on the 1203-EN1, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1706.
AllenÂBradley, Complete Automation, Dodge, Reliance Electric and Rockwell Software are registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation.
AllenBradley, Complete Automation, Dodge, Reliance Electric and Rockwell Software are registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation.
ScanPort, DriveExplorer and DriveTools are trademarks of Rockwell Automation.
EtherNet/IP is a trademark under license by the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA).