[rescue] WTB: Lantronix UDS-10 RS-485 to ethernet, maybe micrologix/AB Panelview

Simon Fryer fryers at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 15:51:11 CDT 2010


On 24 August 2010 20:30, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I'm looking to buy a Lantronix UDS-10 or UDS-100 or Blackbox rebranded one.
> It's a RS485 to ethernet device. Can offer $25 shipped. Hoping to monitor a
> modbus power monitor thing from Linux.

Moxa also make these. They work really well. Although most seem to be
over $25, especially new. Process control takes a while to catch up so
people are still buying and implementing serial equipment.

> I've always wanted to mess with a PLC as well, so if anyone has a micrologix
> or some other similar PLC (one that does ethernet would really be neat.)
> Also a LCD HMI like a Panelview would be fun.

Having worked with this sort of equipment, getting the hardware is the
easy bit. Getting the programming software, programming adapters and
software keys can be more than a little difficult.

Good luck.


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philosophers and theologians: the prime concern of an engineer is
the utility of the final product."
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