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Bulletin 1789 SoftLogix Programmable Automation Controller Communications

SoftLogix Communications

Use Bulletin 1784 Communication Cards with your SoftLogix™ controllers to monitor and control I/O on ControlNet™ or DeviceNet™ networks. Use your own Ethernet card to communicate over EtherNet/IP™ networks. Use the built-in serial port on your SoftLogix controller to communicate over RS-232 serial networks. Install multiple communication interfaces into the SoftLogix PC to configure a gateway to bridge or route control and information data between different networks.

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Features

  • Monitors and controls I/O on ControlNet™, DeviceNet™ or EtherNet/IP™ networks
  • Supports the SoftLogix™ controller in sending or receiving general communication messages to or from other devices on EtherNet/IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet and RS-232-C serial (DF1 protocol) networks
  • ControlNet communication interface (1784-PCICS) supports applications that require intrinsic safety, media redundancy and high-speed data transfer
  • DeviceNet communication interface (1784-PCIDS) supports applications that require more diagnostics, as well as connections of low-level devices directly to plant-floor controllers (without interfacing through I/O modules)

Products

  • 1784 Communication Cards

Certifications

  • 1784-PCICS communication cards: UL, CE, FM, C-Tick, CI, CSA (Class I, Division 2, Group A, B, C, D)
  • 1784-PCIDS communication cards: UL, CE, FM, C-Tick, ODVA, CSA (Class I, Division 2, Group A, B, C, D)

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

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Software

Use the Studio 5000 Automation Engineering and Design environment from Rockwell Software® to design and configure your SoftLogix™ system.

The controllers and modules you select, along with your network configuration, determine what additional software packages you need to configure and program your system. Additional required software may include RSNetWorx configuration software and RSLinx communication software.

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Documentation

TitleNumberDownload
Integrated Architecture BrochureIA-BR005
SoftLogix5800 System User Manual1789-UM002
EtherNet/IP Modules in Logix5000 Control Systems User ManualENET-UM001
ControlNet Modules in Logix5000 Control Systems User ManualCNET-UM001
DeviceNet Modules in Logix5000 Control Systems User ManualDNET-UM004
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Product Certifications

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