Danfoss: EtherNet/IP module extends soft starter connectivity

Save time, and save cost. Simply plug the new Danfoss EtherNet/IP module into your VLT® Soft Starter, and you get access to full control and monitoring across the network. No extra components are required.

- Friday, September 02, 2016 By

 The VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 and VLT® Compact Starter MCD 201 and MCD 202 support network communication via a series of easy-to-install fieldbus communication modules, now extended to include EtherNet/IP. The other modules provide communication via Modbus RTU, PROFIBUS, and DeviceNet.

Gain a more competitive edge in your applications:

  • Using the EtherNet/IP module, you obtain easy connectivity for the soft starter to EtherNet/IP based networks, such as Rockwell PLC systems. Integration into the PLC configuration tool is swift, using an EDS file.
  • Thanks to a built-in dual-port switch, cabling is extremely simple, with no need to install additional expensive switches or hubs. The EtherNet/IP module supports traditional line network as well as Device Level Ring (DLR) topology. 
  • The built-in web server provides easy access to IP address configuration, and network diagnostics.

In all these ways, the EtherNet/IP module ensures that the VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 and VLT® Compact Starter MCD 201 and MCD 202 are productive contributors to your EtherNet/IP network.




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