Connecting Cummins to DNP3

You have two devices in two different buildings on two completely different networks, one that uses the Cummins protocol to communicate, while the other one talks DNP3 protocol and they need to talk to each other. What do you do?

A FieldServer is a protocol converter or gateway that can communicate in many different protocols and physical layers including Cummins protocol and the DNP3 protocol. The Fieldserver acts as a middle man between the two devices. It reads data from one device, stores it internally and makes it available to the 2nd device using another protocol. This is how the FieldServer converts Cummins data to DNP3 data.

It's a simple solution to a common problem that we can help you with.

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Cummins

Cummins generator and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) controls support Lonworks on a FTT10 network. We have worked closely with Cummins Western Canada to develop tested interfaces to BACnet and other protocols.


Our solutions can be configured so that you do not need to 'Commission' and 'Bind'. These two processes require Lonworks software tools and expertise. If required we can avoid this by using an explicit lonworks configuration which uses Network Management functions for data transfer. This type of solution works as effectively but makes installation very simple.


We have provided solutions for Power Command controllers ATS, PCC2101, PCC2100, PCC3200, PCC3201, PCC1301, PCC1302


Our solutions offer more connectivity than the Modlon which supports Modbus with limited options.

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DNP3

DNP3 (Distributed Network Protocol) is a set of communications protocols used between components in process automation systems. Its main use is in utilities such as electric and water companies. Usage in other industries is not common, although technically possible. Specifically, it was developed to facilitate communications between various types of data acquisition and control equipment. It plays a crucial role in SCADA systems, where it is used by SCADA Master Stations (aka Control Centers), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). It is primarily used for communications between a master station and RTUs or IEDs. ICCP, the Inter-Control Centre Protocol, is used for inter-master station communications.


The DNP 3.0 Driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over RS-232 or RS-485 using DNP 3.0 Driver protocol. The FieldServer can emulate either a Server or Client.


Although the highest level implemented is level 1 there are very few functions and objects that have not been implemented that would allow classification as level 2 compliance. These exceptions include some functions on the analog output objects, no processing of the time delay objects and no handling of object type 101. In addition to being compliant with most level 2 requirements the Bridge can parse a greater number of qualifiers than are required for level 2 compliance.

More information, Driver Data Sheet

Range of Conversion Solutions

Depending on project requirements select from units with varying resources. and multi port devices. OEM and embedded solutions too.
QuickServer 1010 2x RS485 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1011 1x RS485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer 1020 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1021 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer Fieldbus 1x RS485 1x Ethernet M-bus or KNX
FS20 Series 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
FS25 Series 2x RS232/485 1x Ethernet
FS30 Series 2x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support:eg Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
FS40 Series 8x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support: eg DH+, MB+, Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
SlotServer 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks For Rockwell ControlLogix 5600
Lonworks and Fieldbus are options not provided on base models.  

Connection Diagram

Cummins

FieldServer

DNP3

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You can purchase some of these items now at ModbusBACnet.com. We keep stock of most gateways and CAS can often ship for next day delivery. Often we need to do due diligence with you, check the number of devices, trunks, points , network routing and many other factors and thus we like a chance to chat to you, learn your project requirements and work with you to provide the most effective solution. Contact us.

Configuration and Support

With CAS you are purchasing a solution - not a commodity. If you ask CAS to do the gateway configuration for you then you are purchasing a solution from us and we will work with you to pre-configure the device, make changes as you require them, keep a backup of your files and provide support for you and your customer when installation is done.

CAS are famous for a high level of effective and responsive support. We work with you using voice, email and remote desktop applications.

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