The ProLinx family A-B Remote I/O Adapter to Modbus Master/Slave communications module (5601-RIO-MCM) creates a powerful connection between devices on a Remote I/O network and Modbus devices. The module is a stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway that provides one Remote I/O port and up to four serial ports.
The RIO interface is an adapter (slave) which can be connected to a scanner (master) that controls the data transfer. The module also supports limited high speed data transfer via the Input and Output images.
The Modbus (MCM) protocol driver supports Master and Slave implementations of the protocol. All Modbus serial ports are individually configurable, providing a very powerful and flexible host or device interface solution.