A netHOST FB is a full-featured and autonomously operating Fieldbus master allowing industrial PCs and other embedded systems the control of Fieldbus networks over an ordinary LAN connection.
A simple TCP/IP based transport protocol transfers the services between the controlling unit and the device. For device integration a DLL for Windows and a ‚C‘ source code for embedded solutions is provided. In both cases the call interface (API) is identical to Hilschers PC cards. This makes a netHOST a „remotely controllable PC card for field installations“.
100 bytes process data inputs and outputs are exchangeable over the LAN network in about one millisecond. Acyclic services to the subordinate Fieldbus stations are supported as well. A bus configuration software is included in the delivery.
Two devices can be used in combination to realize redundant applications. Services are provided to execute a controlled switchover in the event one device fails or a line breaks. In case a device fails the memory card slot allows service personnel to perform a firmware and configuration recovery on a replacement device in less than a minute.
|Brief description||Ethernet LAN CANopen Master|
|Communication controller||netX||netX 100|
|Integrated Memory||RAM||8 MB SDRAM|
|FLASH||4 MB serial Flash|
|Memory card||Type and size||SD card, max. 2 GByte. SDHC- or SDXC-card type must not be used.|
|Power supply||Supply voltage||24 V DC ± 6 V|
|Maximum Current at 24 V (typically)||130 mA|
|Typical power consumption||3,2 W|
|Reverse voltage protection||yes|
|Requirement to the power supply||For UL conform usage: Device shall be supplied by an isolated voltage source|
|Communication interface 1||Communication standard||Ethernet|
|Interface type||100BASE-TX or 10BASE-T, isolated|
|Connector||2 * RJ45|
|Communication interface 2||Communication standard||CANopen|
|Interface type||ISO 11898, optically isolated|
|Connector||D-Sub, male, 9-pin|
|Displays||LED displays||SYS System status|
|APL Application status|
|CAN Communication status|
|LINK Link, ACT Activity|
|Environment||Ambient temperature range for operation||0 … +60 °C|
|Humidity range||no condensation permitted|
|Pollution degree||For UL-compliant usage: Device must be used in a pollution degree 2 environment|
|Device||Dimensions (L x W x H)||100 x 52 x 70 mm (without connector)|
|Weight||appr. 150 g|
|Degree of protection||IP 20|
|Mounting||on DIN rail EN 60715|
|Ethernet Device Configuration Tool|
|Conformance with EMC directives||CE sign||Yes|
|Emission||CISPR 11 Class A|
|Product name||Part number||Brief description|
|NHST-T100-CO/COM||1890.500/COM||Ethernet LAN CANopen Master|
Devices of the netHOST class serve to control Fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet systems over conventional Ethernet.
They are used in conjunction with compact industrial PCs or embedded systems having Ethernet interfaces only instead of PC card slots.