May 2019: ANC-100e Application Question:
I have a client who has a system that includes qty 3 of AB SLC 5/04, one Panelview 1000 and a PC connected to one of the SLC 5/04s via DF1 port and doing logging. Client would like to upgrade this system but it controls plant refrigeration and it is not possible to shut it down for any length of time. I am thinking of adding the ANC-100e to get the DH+ onto Ethernet. Then I would replace the data collection PC first by collecting the data to a server via DH+ to Ethernet, then replace the Panelview 1000 with screens on the new PC platform via Ethernet then finally migrate the functionality out of the SLC’s step by step. Once it is done I will just have the new system on Ethernet and no longer require the ANC-100e.
- Does this plan make sense to you and is it how the ANC-100e was intended to use. I assume that I can read and write to each of the 3 SLCs across the Ethernet bridge.
- I also suppose that I need a driver/OPC server on the PC. What do you recommend. I am familiar with Kepware in my previous life but I am no longer up to speed as to who has the most suitable driver.
AN Tech Support Response:
- Yes your plan make sense. The ANC-100e is intended to be use as a gateway (controllogix gateway) so you can communicate from devices in the ethernet side to the devices in the DH+ side. So yes you will be able to accomplish your plan.
- Yes you need a Driver/OPC server in the PC. We recommend using RSLINX Classic or Ignition or Kepware. You can check this link to see which HMI software we work with: https://automation-networks.com/automation-networks-anc-100e-2
There you will see all our app notes and configuration manuals.
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Highlights on the Automation Networks ANC-100e, Ethernet to DH+ Converter include:
Automation Networks ANC-100e.
The ANC-100e is a pocket-sized, high performance, Industrial Rated Ethernet DH+ Converter. Features include: Ease of Configuration via Web Interface and DH+ Auto Polarity Detection and DH+ Auto Baud Rate Detection.
May 2019: Thanks Shawn at theautomationblog for your video review of the ANC-100e, Ethernet to DH+ Converter: https://theautomationblog.com/data-highway-plus-to-ethernet/
RSLINX/LOGIX PLC Programming.
The ANC-100e communicates with all SCADA, HMI, PLC programming packages with direct Ethernet/IP access to the DH+ network and stations. This includes RSLINX/LOGIX Classic & Enterprise Controllogix Driver, Wonderware DAServer, Citect Ethernet/IP, and Kepware Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers.
Replacement Compatibility for AB’s 1756 Controllogix Gateway, AB 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx, 1784-PCMK, 1770-KF2.
The enhanced ANC-100e gateway converter is useful for PLC programming, accessing and monitoring DH+ network from a PC computer. It is has similar replacement features as the Controllogix 1756-DHRIO / 1756-ENBT, and AB 1784 Interface Cards which include 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx, & 1784-PCMK.
Highlights of ANC-100e:
Compatible with all PLC Programming/HMI/SCADA packages including all older versions of RSLINX Classic and latest RSLINX Enterprise.
Easy setup: Driver selection is ControlLogix Ethernet driver.
Economical: Full function Ethernet-to-DH+ converter listed at $1,195 USD List.
Fast Ethernet/IP Connection: Using the RSLINX Controllogix Ethernet Driver.
AB 1784 Interface Card Compatibility: Modern substitution to 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx and 1784-PCMK cards
DH+ Speeds: Reliably supports all DH+ data rates – 57.6, 115.2 and 230.4 Baud on communication length exceeding standard requirements.
Auto Detect: Default Auto Baud Rate and Auto Polarity detection.
Size: “Pocket-sized” convenience with Desktop and Din Rail options.
Easy DH+ connection: 3-pin Phoenix Blue Hose connector option or direct 8-pin mini din cable connection to PLC port. (8 pin mini din cable included).
More information on the ANC-100e: https://automation-networks.com/automation-networks-anc-100e-2