Automation Networks ANC-120e: Data Highway Plus (DH+) to Ethernet Converter, Ethernet/IP to DH+

USB to Allen-Bradley DH+ Converter / PLC Programming Cable $995 USD List.

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ANC-120e: USB to DH+ RSLINX PLC

The ANC-120e is an economical and high performance USB-to-Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus converter interfacing major HMI, SCADA, PLC Programming packages to Devices on DH+.

The ANC-120e was efficiently engineered,  allowing the RSLINX Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver to function at 12Mb USB speeds and DH+ communications up to 230.4Kb.

ANC-100e

(ANC-100e, Ethernet/IP converter to Data Highway Plus “Pocket-sized”, Din Rail/Desktop option also available using the Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver. $1,195 USD List)

ANC100e

RSLINX/LOGIX PLC Programming.
The ANC-120e works with all SCADA, MMI, PLC programming packages installed on your PC with USB direct access to the DH+ network and stations. These packages include RSLINX/LOGIX Classic & Enterprise with RSLOGIX 5/500, Wonderware DAServer & TCP/IO Server, Citect, and Kepware using Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers.

Replacement Compatibility with AB 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTX, 1784-PKTX, 1784-PCMK, 1770-KF2.
The enhanced ANC-120e gateway converter is useful for PLC programming, accessing and monitoring DH+ network from a computer. It is a direct replacement to the 1784-U2DHP providing superior 12Mg USB speed communications and cost efficiency.

Convenient DH+ Connections.
The ANC-120e USB-to-Data Highway Plus Cable lets you connect a USB port on your computer to a DH+ network by either wiring directly to the AB blue hose or to the 8-Pin Din connector on any SLC 5/04 or PLC-5 processor.

What’s New

TheAutomationBlog.com ANC-120e December 2016 Product Review:

Thank you Shawn from theAutomationblog.com for positive comments of our ANC-120e.  Below is his 24 minute video reviewing the ease of setting up this 1784-U2DHP Alternative.

Automation Blog Comments:

“Now you may be asking yourself why the folks over at Automation Networks would release a USB to DH+ converter when Rockwell already makes the 1784-U2DHP?

Well if you haven’t looked lately, that Rockwell cable now lists for a whopping $3,140, while the ANC-120e lists for $995. But how well could a third party DH+ cable really work?”

“As I demonstrate in today’s podcast, it actually works really well. In fact, I couldn’t see any difference between my ControlLogix Gateway and the ANC-120e. There must be some catch right? Like it’s hard to setup or something?” Nope.

In fact, the entire podcast from un-boxing to making online edits in a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5/20, took less than 20 minutes. So if you’re in the market for a USB to Data Highway Plus converter, or just curious to see how the ANC-120e works, check out Episode 35 of The Automation Podcast

RSLINX/LOGIX PLC Programming.
The ANC-120e works with all SCADA, MMI, PLC programming packages installed on your PC with USB direct access to the DH+ network and stations. These packages include RSLINX/LOGIX Classic & Enterprise with RSLOGIX 5/500, Wonderware DAServer & TCP/IO Server, Citect, and Kepware using Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers.

Replacement Compatibility with AB 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTX, 1784-PKTX, 1784-PCMK, 1770-KF2.
The enhanced ANC-120e gateway converter is useful for PLC programming, accessing and monitoring DH+ network from a computer. It is a direct replacement to the 1784-U2DHP providing superior 12Mg USB speed communications and cost efficiency.

Convenient DH+ Connections.
The ANC-120e USB-to-Data Highway Plus Cable lets you connect a USB port on your computer to a DH+ network by either wiring directly to the AB blue hose or to the 8-Pin Din connector on any SLC 5/04 or PLC-5 processor.

Highlights of ANC-120e:

  • Compatible with all PLC Programming/HMI/SCADA packages: Including all older versions of RSLINX Classic, latest RSLINX Enterprise with RSLOGIX 5/500, Wonderware DAS & TCP/IO Server, Citect Ethernet/IP, and Kepware Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers.
  • Easy setup: RSLINX driver selection is the ControlLogix Ethernet driver.
  • Economical:  Priced at $995 USD List providing significant cost savings to the 1784-U2DHP.
  • 12Mb USB Full Speed: Uses the RSLINX Controllogix Ethernet Driver on full USB speed. No RS232 USB conversion required.
  • Controllogix Functionality: Ethernet-to-DH+ converter capable of many ControlLogix 1756-ENBT/DHRIO functionalty.
  • Compatibility: Modern replacement options to the 1784-U2DHP, 1784-PKTx, 1784-KTx, 1784-PCMK cards.
  • DH+ Speeds: Reliably supports all DH+ data rates – 57.6, 115.2 and 230.4 kBaud on communication cable lengths exceeding standard requirements.
  • Auto Detect: Default Auto Baud Rate and Auto Polarity detection – no need for setup, simplifies cabling.
  • Size: USB stick with no requirement for a external power supply.
  • Easy DH+ connection:  2-pin Phoenix Blue Hose connector option or direct 8-pin mini din cable connection to PLC port. (8 pin mini din cable sold seperately).

ANC-120e  Application Notes/Documentation

pdf_iconANC-120e Compact USB to Data Highway Plus Adapter. User Manual

pdf_iconRSLINX Classic Configuration 

pdf.ANC-120e / ANC-100e Kepserver Ethernet/IP to DH+ Application Note

pdf.ANC-120e / ANC-100e PeakHMI Ethernet/IP to DH+ Application Note

pdf.ANC-120e / ANC- 100e TopServer Ethernet/IP to DH+ Application Note

pdf.Ignition HMI to SLC through ANC-120e Application Note

Engineering Updates

pdf. ANC-120e USB driver installation for windows 8 / Windows 10

ZIP_IconANC-120e Windows 10 USB driver

ANC-120e USB Ethernet/IP to DH+ Alternative 1784-U2DHP RSLINX Tutorial

ANC-120e: USB Ethernet/IP to DH+, Programming Cable Initial Setup  Tutorial

ANC-120e: USB to DH+ RSLINX PLC