This article explains the limitations of the Anybus Linking devices and alternatives when RSLogix / Studio 5000 cannot be used for configuration.
Anybus Linking Devices (HMS-EN2SE-R, HMS-EN2MB-R, HMS-EN2PB-R)
This Guide assume you have the following hardware and software installed:
RSLogix / Studio 5000 version 20.01 or newer
Anybus Linking Device
How can I configure my Linking Device without RSLogix 5000?
You can’t. RSLogix / Studio 5000 version 20.01 or newer is required to configure these devices. The configuration is done via an Add-On Profile built into the program.
What can I do if I can’t use RSLogix 5000?
We offer variations of all three of these devices which can be configured either with their own included software or through a built-in webpage.
The following devices can be substituted when RSLogix cannot be used:
AB7072 for HMS-EN2SE-R (We have a new Serial Communicator here: ABC3007)
AB9006 for HMS-EN2MB-R
AB7800 for HMS-EN2PB-R