A 10-serial, 2-Ethernet port, 1 DH+ port protocol translator gateway enables data transfer between serial, Ethernet and Allen Bradley DH+ protocols. An extensive library of drivers provides easy interoperability between a variety of devices used in process control and building automation industries.
The FieldServer is an Allen Bradley DH+ protocol translator/gateway which enables devices using one protocol to communicate with devices using another protocol. An example is a PLC using one protocol needing to supply alarm information to a DCS using Data Highway Plus. In a single, comprehensive package the FieldServer provides the hardware and software necessary for this translation.
The FS-B4013 DH+ gateway includes eight RS-232 ports, two RS-485 ports, two Ethernet (10BaseT) ports, and one Allen Bradley DH+ port to interface to the devices. All the necessary software and instructions for configuration are supplied with the FieldServer. FieldServer Technologies also offers fee based configuration services. Besides Allen Bradley DH+, FieldServer are available for various fieldbuses.
DH+ cables are often called the Blue Hose because of the blue color of the cable made for this purpose. It’s a twisted pair with a shield. The Drained Shield is used for the ground terminal. DH+ is based on RS485 but it isn’t.
Supported Baud Rate: 115.2K Baud rate
DH+ terminal Specification:
Signal- = Blue = Terminal 1 = Terminal closest to white LED
Shield = Clear = Terminal 2
Signal+ = Clear = Terminal 3