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P-NET Fieldbus ID:36


Interface Description

IGSS32 offers an interface for control devices which can be connected to a P-NET Fieldbus. The interface is based upon the "VIGO - Fieldbus management system" from PROCES-DATA A/S, thereby supporting a wide range of control equipment.

P-NET is a data communication standard for control equipment developed by PROCES-DATA A/S in 1983. Over the years, the P-NET standard has been applied by several other companies. In July 1996, P-NET officially became part of a new European Fieldbus Standard - EN 50170 Vol. 1. For more information on the P-NET Fieldbus standard please refer to http://www.proces-data.dk/

Technical Data

Electrical Interface:Twisted pair IEA RS 485. Physical ring without termination
Types of data:All types supported by VIGO. E.g. integer, real, boolean and strings
PLC types supported:All types supported by VIGO. E.g. UPI, PD4000- and PD5000 series.
Addressing:Node (PLC), Register (16 bit), bit offset (a whole number of words is read or written)
Supported platforms:Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000
Transmission speed:Asynchronous 76.800 bits/sec.
Max. number of nodes:Up to 125 devices pr. bus.
PC hardware requirements:P-NET interface module supported by VIGO. E.g. PD3920 or PD3930 available from PROCES-DATA A/S.