Modicon Momentum Communications Adapter
Schneider Electronics Modicon Momentum Package
Schneider Electronics design paradigm allows manufacturers to control machinery using modules that specialize on a particular function - like motion control, I/O, digital to analog, weight measurement, etc. Each of the modules can be placed around cnc machinery in convenient locations, then connected to a central computer using cable or wireless connection that attaches to communications adaptors that snap onto each module. Several types of adaptors are available for different communications protocols. (See the image below.)
A communication adapter is a snap-on attachment that allows each module to receive and send messages from the main controlling computer using any of several protocols.
The Momentum 170 - Ethernet Communications Adapter
SMT Industries / Advanced Tubular benders takes advantage of this modular design. Each CNC Bender is surrounded by modules that control the bender. The module types may be control, input, output, digital to analog, etc. We selected to use the Ethernet standard for communication between each module and the main computer. The image below is a close-up of an Ethernet top hat.
The Momentum 170 - IP Address Setup
If you ever replace or reprogram a top-hat on one of our machines, it is important to know that the appropriate IP address will need to be programmed into the new top hat. Remember: Each top hat is assigned a unique IP address which is clearly labelled in our electronics cabinets. If you have any question about which IP address to use, please contact SMT or Advanced Tubular.
- Also see: Downloading Modicon Momentum Communications Adapter Setup Software for Modicon Momentum Communications Adapter setup
- See Modicon Momentum for a more complete discussion of this hardware