How to Communicate to Acromag Series 9xxEN-6xxx & XTxx2-xxx Ethernet Modules in an Allen Bradley ControlLogix System Application Note

Ethernet Modules in a ControlLogix System

Objective:

This document illustrates a procedure for integrating the Acromag Series 9xxEN-6xxx modules into the Allen Bradley control system as a third-party generic module. The reference model for this procedure is the Model 961EN-6006. It is assumed that the Acromag module has been assigned a static IP address and is connected to the Control Logix Ethernet port.

Installing EDS Hardware in Rockwell Software

Communicating To Acromag Series 9xxEN-6xxx and XTxxx2-xxx Ethernet Modules In An Allen Bradley ControlLogix System

  1. Shutdown RSLinx Classic Communications Service to be able to load the EDS file supplied for the interface of the Acromag module.
    Start the EDS hardware installation wizard to initiate the EDS loading process by opening the tool as shown in the following path: Start > Rockwell Software > RSLinx > Tools > EDS Hardware Installation Tool
  2. The wizard will start and the following window will popup, Click on the Add button to load the Acromag EDS file, as shown below.
  3. Select the ‘Register a single file’ option and click on the Browse button to locate the stored EDS file in the local hard drive.
  4. The stored EDS file will be listed from its directory, select the EDS file and click on Open.
  5. Once the storage location path of the EDS file is entered, click on the next button to continue with the registration process.

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