Get Your USB Barcode Scanners, Weigh Scales and other Reporting Devices Connected Directly to Your Profinet IO Controller
The 460PSUSB moves data between up to 2 USB devices like barcode scanners, RFID readers and weigh scales and a Profinet IO Controller device.
With the 460PSUSB you are making a direct connection between USB ASCII device data and user defined Slots in your Profinet IO Controller.
How Does the Data Move In and Out of the Profinet IO Controller?
Incoming ASCII data from a USB device is mapped to user defined Slots in your Profinet IO Controller. You set how often the gateway updates the data in the Controller. This update is cyclic, not event based. For event based processing, like most barcode scans, you can map an additional counter that increments whenever a successful message is received from the USB device.
If your device uses delimiters, the 460PSUSB can be configured to automatically remove the delimiters, no need to deal with the delimiters in your Controller. If you need to parse your data, the 460PSUSB can parse a string of ASCII data in up to 50 segments by delimiter or offset.
Why Use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?
The 460PSUSB provides an option to access USB ASCII data directly in your Profinet IO Controller. While there are certainly a number of other companies offering stand alone gateways, there is no one who provides the level of support and service that you receive from RTA.
When you call, a live person answers the phone. When you talk with sales, you will get honest answers and recommendations even if that means recommending someone else’s solution. When you get support, it is from an engineer who had a hand in the product’s development, and doesn’t require a ticket or 24 hour wait. We are unashamed of the fact that we are a smaller company because that means you mean a lot more to us.