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||The D0-DCM Data
Communications Module offers two communication ports for a
variety of simultaneous communications possibilities:
Extra communication ports
If additional communication ports are needed, they can easily be added by installing DCM modules. This allows additional connections of devices, such as operator interfaces, PCs, etc.
DirectNet network interface
The DCM can be used as a network interface for applications requiring data to be shared between PLCs, or between PLCs and an intelligent device such as a host PC. The DCM connects easily to DirectNET.
MODBUS RTU interface
The DCM can be used as a master or slave station interface to connect your DL05/06 system to a MODBUS® network using the MODBUS RTU protocol. Port 2 on the DCM allows the DL05/06 to function as a MODBUS RTU network master or slave using RS-422 or RS-485 communications (RS-232 can be used for single slave networks).
The H0-ECOM100 Ethernet Communication Modules represent a price breakthrough for high-speed peer-to-peer networking of PLCs. No longer are you forced to designate a single PLC to be the network master. Any PLC can initiate communications with any other PLC. PLC-to-PLC communications are accomplished using Read from Network (RX) and Write from Network (WX) instructions.
The ECOM modules slide into any option card slot of any DirectLOGIC 05 (DL05) or DirectLOGIC 06 (DL06) PLC. Use Category 5 UTP cables which can be run up to 100 meters between nodes. Use repeaters to extend distances and expand the number of nodes.
Free NetEdit3 Software ships with the ECOM Module User Manual. Use NetEdit3 to set up the ECOM modules for your network. Flexible addressing allows you to use your choice of protocols and identifying methods. Assign each module a number or a name or both.
The D0-DEVNETS option card transforms any DL05 or DL06 PLC into a smart device node on your DeviceNET controller network.
You can now add a DL05 or DL06 PLC sub-system to a Profibus controller network. The H0-PSCM module allows the DL05 or DL06 PLC sub-system to be linked with a Profibus master controller.