Adding EtherNet/IP to Your Valve or Valve Positioner
The Easiest Way to EtherNet/IP Enable Your Valve and Valve Positioner Products
Add EtherNet/IP to Your Valve or Valve Positioner
Adding an industrial protocol like EtherNet/IP to your Valve or Valve Positioner is not as daunting a task as you might think. The EtherNet/IP Adapter development kit from Real Time Automation was specifically developed to assist valve manufacturers to get quickly and easily EtherNet/IP enabled. You can have EtherNet/IP Adapter communications in days not weeks, months or years. The development kit includes everything you need to implement your EtherNet/IP networking solution; “no royalty,” single task source code, sample objects, an EtherNet/IP Client tool, a ready-to-run sample application, complete documentation and much more.
What Is Required Of Your Valve or Valve Positioner?
There is only one requirement to get your valve on EtherNet/IP. It must currently support standard, TCP/IP Ethernet or there must be space for an optional hardware PCB to add Ethernet connectivity..
Taking The First Step
You need EtherNet/IP but probably don’t know much about it and certainly don’t have a year or more to properly code it in house, deploy it and ring it out in 10 or 20 prototype systems. You make devices that do all kinds of wonderful things but you’re not an industrial networking expert nor should you be. That’s where we come in. Our only business is helping automation people just like you get network enabled. It is all we’ve been doing for more than 20 years.
What You’re Going To Get
Outta the box you’ll get not only the EtherNet/IP source code but a working Windows project that you can use to test it, the interface for many TCP/IP stacks, Modbus TCP Source Code, an extensive user manual and a PC Tool that you’ll use to send EtherNet/IP Messages to your device. Some folks have been able to take this tool and get some messaging working within a few hours!
You’ll Want To Know What Objects and Features are Supported
- Message Router Object
- Connection Manager Object
- Identity Object
- Ethernet Link Object
- TCP/IP Object
- Assembly Object
- User Defined Application Objects used with Valves
- Full EtherNet/IP Application including explicit message client and server
- Class 3 explicit message server
- Class 1 I/O implicit
- Signal task solution that runs on a single thread
- Core Stack Source is ‘C’ code for portability
- TCP/IP Platform files
What to Do Next
Your next step is to use the Contact US button at the top of the page to contact the RTA EtherNet/IP Project Manager and schedule a telephone consultation to discuss your application. You should also read the PDF “Adding EtherNet/IP to Your Valve or Valve Positioner” .
- Fully Compatible with Linux TCP/IP Networking software
- Easy-to-use Single Task Implementation
- 100% “C” based source code
- Full Compatible with Rockwell ControlLogix EtherNet/IP Communications Module
- “No nonsense” Single Product Line licensing with no royalties
- Easily Extensible, Table-driven object model structure with predefined standard object definitions
- Guaranteed to Pass ODVA Conformance Testing
- Ready-to-run, sample application that can be immediately compiled, downloaded and executed
- Support EtherNet/IP on all your Linux-enabled products
- Quickly and Easily Implemented
- You Can Seamlessly Integrate Into Rockwell Automation ControlLogix Systems
- No Hassle From Burdensome Licensing Requirements
- You Can Quickly Create Your Application From the Sample Object Definitions
- No Risk Development – Guaranteed to Pass The Required ODVA Conformance Testing
- You Can Get Started Immediately by Running The Sample Application