Exlar (www.exlar.com) has announced the release of its latest Ethernet-based communications protocol, which is supported by Modbus TCP/IP, Tritex II linear and rotary actuators of the company. The Ethernet connection is integrated in M12 connectors in order to maintain standard connectivity.
The Modbus TCP protocol is paired with another protocol, the Modbus RTU, which is supported by the convenience of Ethernet connectivity through the company’s Tritex product portfolio.
Aside from the Modbus TCP support, Exlar Expert software also provides improved functionality for users of Modbus commands through a PLC or HMI.
Exlar also offers a unique Modbus Mapping table, which enables users to map all parameters they want to use in a contiguous register bank that is comprised of 100 registers. Now users can focus on programming the PLC since the table eliminates the need to dig into manuals searching for individual parameter addresses. Rather than forcing the PLC program to read numerous data that might not all be used, the table allows the PLC to make a single write operation and a single read operation to the selected registers.
Operating from 100V AC to 240V AC, the Tritex II actuators allow direct connection to power sources of factories. Its optimized software features include 16 programmable indexes, while the actuator’s Modbus port linked moves and firmware flash upgrade capability. The port offers the actuator complete monitoring and programming control of all its aspect, while it performs an application via the RS/485 protocol.
Customers can choose from various communications options including HART, Ethernet IP, CAN J1939 and CAN Open protocols.