The XCENET Ethernet expansion card lets you easily isolate machine level network traffic from the enterprise level network. You simply assign a fixed IP address for the port connected to PLCs and drives, while IT can either select their own IP address or use DHCP to configure the enterprise port.
The card increases bandwidth and allows communication on two distinct Ethernet networks simultaneously without the addition of an industrial router. The XCENET card can be fitted to any Data Station Plus, as well as the LE, SX or GT versions of the Modular Controller series Master.
Red Lion Controls, Inc.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Networks • connectivity • fieldbuses, PLCs + PACs