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ANC-100e with Wonderware ABCIP DAServer for Ethernet/IP to Data Highway Plus Integration

The ANC-100e from Automation Networks is a gateway that bridges legacy Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus (DH+) networks with modern Ethernet/IP networks. This device is particularly useful for integrating older PLCs and other DH+ devices with contemporary systems that use Ethernet/IP. Below is an application note detailing how to set up and configure the ANC-100e with Wonderware’s ABCIP DAServer to facilitate communication between Ethernet/IP and DH+ devices.

Application Note: ANC-100e with Wonderware ABCIP DAServer for Ethernet/IP to Data Highway Plus Integration

1. Introduction

This application note provides a step-by-step guide to setting up the ANC-100e gateway to facilitate communication between Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus (DH+) devices and Ethernet/IP networks using Wonderware’s ABCIP DAServer.

2. Required Components

  • ANC-100e Gateway
  • Wonderware ABCIP DAServer
  • Ethernet/IP Network Infrastructure
  • Allen-Bradley PLCs and other DH+ Devices
  • PC with Wonderware System Platform Installed

3. Hardware Setup

  1. Connect the ANC-100e to the DH+ Network:
    • Connect the DH+ port of the ANC-100e to the DH+ network using the appropriate cable.
  2. Connect the ANC-100e to the Ethernet Network:
    • Connect the Ethernet port of the ANC-100e to your Ethernet switch or router using an Ethernet cable.
  3. Power Up the ANC-100e:
    • Connect the power supply to the ANC-100e and ensure the device powers up correctly. Check the LED indicators for proper status.

4. Configuration of ANC-100e

  1. Access the ANC-100e Web Interface:
    • Open a web browser on a PC connected to the same Ethernet network as the ANC-100e.
    • Enter the default IP address of the ANC-100e (refer to the user manual for the default IP address).
  2. Login to the Web Interface:
    • Use the default login credentials (username and password) to access the web interface.
  3. Configure Network Settings:
    • Set the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway to match your Ethernet network configuration.
  4. Configure DH+ Settings:
    • Set the DH+ station number and other parameters as required for your DH+ network.
  5. Save Configuration:
    • Save the configuration and restart the ANC-100e if necessary.

5. Setup Wonderware ABCIP DAServer

  1. Install the ABCIP DAServer:
    • Ensure that the Wonderware ABCIP DAServer is installed on your PC.
  2. Launch DAServer Manager:
    • Open the DAServer Manager from the Wonderware System Platform.
  3. Add a New DAServer:
    • Right-click on “DAServer Manager” and select “Add DAServer”.
    • Choose the ABCIP DAServer and follow the prompts to add it.
  4. Configure DAServer:
    • Enter the necessary details such as the server name and description.
  5. Add a Device Group:
    • Right-click on the new DAServer instance and select “Add Group”.
    • Name the group and configure the scan rate according to your needs.
  6. Add a Device (ANC-100e):
    • Right-click on the device group and select “Add Device”.
    • Enter the device name and configure the device settings.
    • Set the protocol to Ethernet/IP.
    • Enter the IP address of the ANC-100e.
    • Configure other necessary settings such as the slot number and path.

6. Testing Communication

  1. Verify Device Status:
    • In DAServer Manager, check the status of the ANC-100e device. It should show as connected if the configuration is correct.
  2. Monitor Data:
    • Use Wonderware’s System Platform tools to monitor the data being communicated between the Ethernet/IP network and the DH+ devices.
  3. Troubleshooting:
    • If the device does not connect, verify the IP settings, network connections, and DH+ configurations.
    • Check the logs in DAServer Manager for any error messages that can help in troubleshooting.

7. Conclusion

By following the steps outlined in this application note, you can successfully integrate Allen-Bradley DH+ devices with an Ethernet/IP network using the ANC-100e gateway and Wonderware’s ABCIP DAServer. This setup allows seamless data exchange between legacy and modern systems, enabling enhanced control and monitoring capabilities within your industrial automation environment.

ANC-100e Ethernet IP to AB's DH+ Converter

The Automation Networks ANC-100e communicates with all SCADA, HMI, PLC programming with direct Ethernet/IP access to the DH+ network and stations. 

ANC-100e has similar replacement features as the Controllogix 1756-DHRIO / 1756-ENBT, and AB 1784 Interface Cards: 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx, 1784-PCMK and Prosoft AN-X2-DHRIO Converters.

$1,295 USD List. Apr 1, 2024

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ANC-120e USB to AB's DH+

The ANC-120e is an economical and high performance USB-to-Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus converter interfacing major HMI, SCADA, PLC Programming packages to Devices on DH+. Its features significantly outperform AB’s 1784-U2DHP PLC Programming Cable operating at 12 Mg USB speed with the Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver.

The ANC-120e works with all SCADA, MMI, PLC programming packages installed on your PC with USB direct access to the DH+ network and stations. These packages include RSLINX/LOGIX Classic & Enterprise with RSLOGIX 5/500, Wonderware DAServer & TCP/IO Server, Citect, and Kepware using Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers. 

$995 USD List. Apr 1, 2024

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