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|The DirectLOGIC 205 programmable logic
controller product line offers specialty modules for many
different types of applications. When your application calls for
more than simple I/O control or monitoring, check out one of the
specialty modules described below.
Be sure to check for the latest firmware for your PLC. You can refer to the module specification page on our Web site for this information, or find it in our free catalog.
Here is the direct link to the Firmware Upgrade section of our Web site where you can find the firmware revision histories, the latest files and tools required to download the firmware into your CPU.
Ethernet Base Controller Modules (EBCs) - H2-EBC, H2-EBC100, T1H-EBC and T1H-EBC100
Use EBCs for PC-based control and for H*-ERM remote I/O slaves
EBC modules offer:
The H2-EBC, H2-EBC100, T1H-EBC and T1H-EBC100 Ethernet Base Controller modules (EBCs) provide a low-cost, high-performance Ethernet link between DirectLOGIC DL205 PLC I/O and your PC-based control system or WinPLC/ DL205/ DL405 CPUs using the H*-ERM module for remote I/O. The H2-EBC100 can also be used to connect your DL205 PLC I/O to a MODBUS TCP/IP client (master).
The H2-EBC and T1H-EBC modules support industry standard 10BaseT Ethernet communications, the H2-EBC100 supports industry standard 10/100BaseT Ethernet communications. All of the EBC modules are compatible with TCP/IP, IPX and MODBUS TCP/IP (H2-EBC100 only) protocols for flexible PC communications. The T1H-EBC100 module supports TCP/ IP, UDP/ IP, IPX and the MODBUS TCP/IP application layer protocol at 100 Mbps maximum.
Easy to use, reliable and fast!
The H2-EBC and H2-EBC100 modules plug into the CPU slot of any DirectLOGIC DL205 I/O base and support all DL205 discrete and analog I/O modules, and the H2-SERIO and H2-CTRIO2 specialty modules. All EBC modules can be configured using NetEdit3, a free Windows software utility. The H2-EBC100 also supports HTML configuration.
You can purchase PC-based control software that is ready to use with the H2-EBC100 or H2-EBC module. PC-based control packages are equipped with compatible I/O device drivers, program development tools, and run-time environments. See the "PC-based Control Products" section of our Web site for a single-source integrated PC-based control solution that ships with everything you need to make your PC into an industrial controller. Most of the software packages allow you to connect serial devices, such as barcode readers, to the H2-EBC100 or H2-EBC serial port.
T1H-EBC100 or T1H-EBC as H*-ERM slave
The T1H-EBC module provides a low-cost Ethernet link between Terminator I/O and your WinPLC/ DL205/ DL405 CPUs using the H*-ERM module for remote I/O. When using a DirectLOGIC CPU with an ERM module as the network master, the T1H-EBC slave will provide faster analog I/O update times than the same CPU system with a T1K-RSSS slave system. The ERM/ EBC system can also support a much higher analog I/O count than the T1K-RSSS remote I/O system. The T1H-EBC supports the full lineup of Terminator I/O discrete and analog modules.
Ethernet Base Controller Modules (EBCs) Overview
Ethernet Remote Masters - H2-ERM100
H2-ERM100 Ethernet Remote Master
The Ethernet Remote Master (H2-ERM100) connects DirectLOGIC D2-250, 250-1 and 260 CPU systems to slave I/O over a high-speed Ethernet link. The H2-ERM100 can also be used in a WinPLC system, but only one ERM module can be used with one slave per system.
Each H2-ERM100 module can support up to 16 additional H2-EBC systems, 16 Terminator I/O EBC systems, or 16 fully expanded H4-EBC systems systems or 16 GS1/GS2 Series AC Drives or DURApulse (GS3 Series) AC drives via GS-EDRV100 units. Of course, combinations are fine, too. NOTE: Applications requiring an extremely large number of T1H-EBC analog I/O or H4-EBC 16-channel analog I/O, could exceed the buffer capacity of a single H2-ERM100 module. In these cases, an additional H2-ERM100 module may be required.
The H2-ERM100 module connects to your control network using Category 5 UTP cables for cable runs up to 100 meters. Use repeaters to extend distances and expand the number of nodes.
The PLC, ERM and EBC slave modules work together to update the remote I/O points. These three scan cycles are occurring at the same time, but asynchronously. It is recommended that critical I/O points that must be monitored every scan be placed in the CPU base.
Networking ERMs with other Ethernet devices
ERM Workbench is a software utility that must be used to configure the ERM module and its remote Ethernet slaves. ERM workbench supports two methods of configuring the ERM I/O network:
Ethernet Remote Masters (ERM Modules) Overview
DeviceNET Slave Module - F2-DEVNETS-1
If you are using a DeviceNET controller network, the DirectLOGIC DL205 I/O sub-system will help reduce the cost of your overall application. The F2-DEVNETS-1 (slave) module allows the popular micro-modular DL205 I/O sub-system to be linked with a DeviceNET master controller. DeviceNET is a low-cost control bus that provides a common method to connect automation equipment with devices on a single network, significantly reducing hard wiring costs. The DeviceNET standard provides specifications for information exchanged between nodes, such as controller data associated with low level device and configuration parameters individually related to system operations.
The F2-DEVNETS-1 module is a DeviceNET slave, which can be plugged into the CPU slot of the DL205 micromodular family of I/O bases. This module maintains a database with all the identification data, diagnostic information, and parameters that control the module operation. The F2-DEVNETS-1 module scans and reports all discrete and analog I/O data to a DeviceNET Master. The AC externally-powered DL205 I/O base units contain a 24 VDC, 0.2 A power supply for simple wiring of sensors and actuators into the DL205 I/O modules, and for controlling them with a DeviceNET Master. Using our DeviceNET I/O sub-system will increase installation flexibility and save on wiring costs. The F2-DEVNETS-1 module supports all DL205 discrete and analog I/O modules.
The DeviceNET slave module also offers:
The F2-DEVNETS-1 module replaces the F2-DEVNETS module and adds the following enhancements:
The F2-DEVNETS-1 can be used as a direct replacement for the previous F2-DEVNETS module through a simple jumper selection procedure.
Smart Distributed System Module - F2-SDS-1
If you are already using or planning to implement an SDS� controller network, using the F2-SDS-1 module and I/O sub-system can help reduce the cost of your overall application. The Smart Distributed System� (SDS) provides a means to connect automation equipment and devices on a single network, which eliminates expensive hardwiring. This standard communication media and software provides a low-cost method for controllers and devices to communicate low-level data at high speeds. The SDS standard provides specifications for information exchange between nodes, as well as device-level diagnostics not normally found in other I/O systems. The F2-SDS-1 module allows the well-proven micro-modular DirectLOGIC DL205 PLC I/O system to be controlled by your SDS master controller.
The F2-SDS-1 module plugs into the CPU slot of any DirectLOGIC DL205 I/O base. The F2-SDS-1 module maintains a database with all identification data, diagnostic information, and parameters that are configured within the base and control the operation of the SDS slave module and the I/O. The F2-SDS-1 slave will monitor and report discrete and analog I/O module data to an SDS Master. All AC externally-powered DL205 I/O base units contain a 24 VDC, 0.2 A power supply for simple wiring of sensors and actuators into the DL205 I/O modules, and for controlling them with a SDS Master. The F2-SDS-1 module supports all DirectLOGIC DL205 discrete and analog I/O modules.
The SDS also offers:
Triple-port BASIC CoProcessor - F2-CP128
The BASIC CoProcessor Module interfaces the DirectLOGIC DL205 family of programmable logic controllers with bar code readers, operator interface terminals, instrumentation equipment, computers and other serial devices.
BASIC CoProcessors are also good solutions for applications requiring complex math, such as floating point, sine, cosine, tangent, exponential, square roots, etc.
High-Speed Counter I/O Module - H2-CTRIO2
The H2-CTRIO2 High-Speed Counter I/O module is designed to accept high speed pulse-type input signals for counting or timing applications, and are designed to provide high-speed pulse type output signals for stepper motor control, monitoring, alarm or other discrete control functions.
All scaling and configuration is done via CTRIO Workbench, a Windows software utility program. This eliminates the need for PLC ladder programming or other interface device programming to configure the module. CTRIO Workbench runs under Windows 98/2000/XP/7 and NT 4.0 SP5 or later.
Counter Interface Module - D2-CTRINT
The DirectLOGIC DL205 CPUs can be configured to work with the D2-CTRINT module to provide the following features:
(NOTE: Only one D2-CTRINT module can be used in a DL205 PLC base unit).
Input Simulator - F2-08SIM
Three-Port Serial Modules - H2-SERIO, H2-SERIO-4