ControlNet Communication Interfaces

Controller Interfaces

Various controller platforms are available for the ControlNet network.

Bulletin No. Product Interface
Programmable Automation Controllers
1769 CompactLogix Controllers, 1769-L3 series Built-in ControlNet interface (standard and redundant)
1768 CompactLogix Controllers, 1768-L4 series 1768-CNB scanner
1768-CNBR scanner (redundant)
1756 ControlLogix Controllers, 1756-L6 series 1756-CN2 interface
1756-CN2R interface (redundant)
1756-CNB interface
1756-CNBR interface (redundant)
1789 SoftLogix5800 Controllers 1784-PCICS scanner
Programmable Logic Controllers
1747 SLC 500 Controllers, 5/02, 5/03, 5/04, and 5/05 series 1747-SCNR scanner (scheduled)
SLC 500 Controllers, 5/03, 5/04, and 5/05 series 1747-KFC15 interface (unscheduled)
1785 PLC-5 Controllers, 5/20C, 5/40C, 5/80C controllers Built-in ControlNet interface
1785-CHBM Hot Backup Memory Cartridge for 5/40C, 5/80C controllers
Safety Programmable Controllers
1756 GuardLogix Integrated Safety System, 1756-L series 1756-CN2 interface
1756-CN2R interface (redundant)
1756-CNB interface
1756-CNBR interface (redundant)
Legacy Controllers
1794 FlexLogix Controllers 1788-CNC (coax)
1788-CNCR (redundant coax)
1788-CNF (fiber)
1788-CNFR (redundant fiber)
  

Operator Interface

Customize your status and fault reporting with graphic terminals and message displays from Rockwell Automation.

Bulletin No. Product Interface
2711P PanelView Plus 6 Operator Terminals Built-in ControlNet option on PanelView Plus 700, 1000, 1250, 1500 terminals
ControlNet modules 2711P-RN15S and 2711P-RN15SK interface with these terminals.
  

PC Interfaces

These products provide ControlNet communication for control systems.

Cat. No. Product Description
1784-U2CN USB to ControlNet Cable Provides a ControlNet network connection for any Microsoft Windows-based computer with a USB interface
1784-PCIC ControlNet PCI Bus Interface - Redundant Media Lets a PCI-bus computer communicate on a ControlNet network and supports redundant media operation
1784-PCICS ControlNet PCI Bus I/O Bridge Card Supports 128 unscheduled and 127 scheduled connections; drivers for Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP
1784-PKTCS ControlNet Universal PCI Scanner Card Enables PCI local bus compatible computers to communicate directly with other ControlNet products
1747-KFC15 ControlNet RS-232-C PC Interface for SLC 500 Controllers Lets you connect RS-232 devices to a ControlNet network
    

Linking Devices

Linking devices from Rockwell Automation can reduce control device costs by leverage existing network structures to access data from other level networks. You can also expand the number of nodes on ControlNet and other networks.

Cat. No. Description Usage
1788-CN2DN ControlNet to DeviceNet Linking Device Link a ControlNet network to a DeviceNet network
1788-CN2FFR ControlNet to Foundation Fieldbus (H1) Linking Device Link a ControlNet network to a Foundation Fieldbus H1 network
1788-CN2PAR ControlNet to Profibus Linking Device Link a ControlNet network to a Profibus network
  

Junction Boxes For Linked Networks

These junction boxes from Rockwell Automation can be used in Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus-PA networks.

Cat. No. Description
1788-FBJB4R Redundant intelligent field bus 4 way junction box for Profibus-PA and Foundation Fieldbus (H1) networks.
1788-FBJB6 Intelligent field bus 6 way junction box for Profibus-PA and Foundation Fieldbus (H1) networks.