|How to Connect Any Modbus Enabled VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) to an Allen Bradley PLC via Ethernet/IP
Application: System requires AB PLC to communicate Ethernet/IP to a VFD (or other controls and instrumentation products).
Solution: Many instrumentation and control devices come standard with Modbus RTU as a standard communications protocol. A VFD which has Modbus TCP (Ethernet) or Modbus RTU (Serial Communications) can use the Moxa MGate 5105-MB-EIP Industrial Ethernet Gateway Protocol Converter. The Moxa MGate seamlessly communicates AB PLC Ethernet/IP data to Modbus TCP or Modbus RTU data. The Moxa MGate is a more economical solution to adding an expensive Ethernet/IP communications module to a VFD. The Moxa MGate setup is straight forward and easy to configure. The Moxa MGate Manager Diagnostics utility easily provides visualization of the communications stream to and from the MGate Gateway Protocol Converter.
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