MODBUS TCP is an open industry standard widely spread due to its ease of use. It is a request response protocol and offers services specified by function codes.
MODBUS TCP combines the MODBUS RTU with standard Ethernet and universal networking standard TCP. It is an application-layer messaging protocol, positioned at level 7 of the OSI model. The CI867A/TP867 is used for connection between an AC 800M controller and external Ethernet devices using Modbus TCP protocol.
The CI867 expansion unit contains the CEX-Bus logic, a communication unit and a DC/DC converter that supplies appropriate voltages from the +24 V supply via the CEX-Bus. The Ethernet cable must be connected to the main network through an Ethernet switch.
The CI867A module will only work with System 800xA 188.8.131.52, 6.1.1. and subsequent versions.
Features and benefits
- The CI867A can be set redundant and supports hot swap.
- CI867A is a single channel Ethernet unit; Ch1 supports full duplex with 100 Mbps speed. Both master and slave functionality are supported.
- A maximum of 70 slave and 8 master units per CI867A can be used.