With this lesson, you’ll be able to learn about “ProSoft Technology” product lines, specifically around Modbus communication.
We will also go over how to configure a ProSoft module using their software called “ProSoft Configuration Builder” or “PCB”.
And you will learn how to configure the “Rockwell Automation ControlLogix” controller to read and write to a Modbus device via the ProSoft module.
If you are new to Modbus, you may wish to review a couple of our videos on Modbus:
• What is Modbus and How does it work?
• How does Modbus Communication protocol work?
We will be using the Thermokon Sensortechnik Room Sensor as a Modbus device. We picked this device from the Modbus Organization Website:
We will need to get specific interface Modbus mapping documentation from this manufacturer to understand the read and write addresses to use.
We found a document from Thermokon Sensortechnik website that provides us with the device Modbus addressing.
The link to the Thermokon website:
The link to the document:
To configure the ProSoft module, we go over to the ProSoft Technology website to download the ProSoft Configuration Builder.
ProSoft Technology website:
The link to download the software:
ProSoft Configuration Builder
If we search through the "Services and Support" of the ProSoft Technology website, we can find and download the “MVI56E-MCM” Add-On Instruction.
The link to download the Add-On Instruction:
MVI56(E) MCM Add-On Instruction