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EtherNet/IP over Blue Hose Industrial Media Converter


The Problem

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EtherNet/IP over Blue Hose IMC-BHM-AC ●

Each network has one Master device

IMC-BHS-AC ●

Each network has one or more Slave devices that sends their data back to the Master

IMC-BHR-AC Each network can have multiple repeater devices to reach the 10,000’ max cable length (57.6k baud) Copyright ©2013 ProSoft Technology, Inc. All rights Reserved.


System Overview Transparent Ethernet device for AB RIO networks Phase 1: 57.6K Baud and 115.2K Baud only No Configuration required Master / Slave / Repeater Architecture Multiple EtherNet/IP nodes per Client Master and Slave products have 3 port non managed switch Supports external Switch for more than 3 devices

Diagnostic LEDs

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Functionality Overview EIP

EIP Blue Hose

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RIO

RIO

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Allen Bradley RIO Before

Remote I/O Blue Hose

Cabinet 1

Cabinet 2

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Cabinet 3


I/O EtherNet/IP After EIP

Repurposed Blue Hose

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Cabinet 2 C

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EIP

Cabinet 3

EIP

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EIP


Phased Migration Options Remote I/O

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EIP

EIP RIO

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*57.6K and 115.2K only

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Ethernet Speed over Blue Hose From 4 to 40 Mega Bits per Second Test system results Equivalent of 50 Remote I/O chassis with discreet I/O with a 30ms RPI

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Distance requirements

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1500 ft between repeaters when RIO and EIP required 6 Repeaters max for 10,000 ft applications

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Sample Phased Migration

1500’ RIO network

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Sample Phased Migration

1500’ RIO network

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