Eaton, one of the leading manufacturers of components and systems for electrical engineering and automation, is now offering a new gateway for SmartWire-DT in order to connect to Ethernet IP and Modbus TCP: The innovative SmartWire-DT communication system for networking control circuit and switching devices can now also be connected to controllers via an Ethernet/IP or Modbus-TCP network. The SWD-Assist planning and commissioning software is available for download free of charge from (www.moeller.net ).
This is made possible thanks to the new EU5C-SWD-EIP-MODTCP SmartWire-DT gateway which comes with a 10/100MBit switch and simplifies the configuration of linear structures. The additional diagnostics interface simplifies commissioning and helps users with any troubleshooting. The powerful SWD-Assist planning and commissioning software enables users to configure the SmartWire-DT network easily. The online function of the SWD-Assist in particular enables the first test of the switchboard installation to be carried without having to install a PLC. All inputs and outputs of the SmartWire-DT slaves can be exported simply and used in the PLC configurator of the controller manufacturer used (e.g. RSLogix 5000).
The software developed by Eaton for SmartWire-DT simplifies planning and enables the user-friendly testing and commissioning of all switching and control circuit devices. Version 1.40 onwards of SWD-Assist now also allows the configuration of the new EU5C-SWD-EIP-MODTCP gateway. The Ethernet IP / Modbus-TCP gateway enables an Ethernet-based connection to the SmartWire-DT system for the first time, so that Eaton is covering important fieldbus systems for commonly used controllers.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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