GE Fanuc Automation and GE Drive Systems developed an Ethernet Global Data, or EGD, exchange for PLC and computer data in 1998. Ethernet Global Data (EGD) offers versatility where a mix of control devices requires cooperation with each other. This involves sharing of information across the applications regardless of device or network type, often at high speed, and with high reliability. High reliability means fewer communication failures and having the ability to detect failures upon occurrence. Particular emphasis is delivered for applications requiring periodic or frequent updates and time synchronization of devices. The protocol supports Unicast, Broadcast and Multicast group messaging. Efficiency is based on the fact each device on the network can produce these types of messages and each device determines which of these messages to consume.
Use the inRAx EGD module to connect various field devices using different networks or protocols, and share data between these devices over a wired connection. This is accomplished by exchanging shared common database information with the efficient but powerful Ethernet Global Data protocol.
Mounting Method: Chassis
Single Slot - 1756 backplane compatible
The module is recognized as an Input/Output module and has access to processor memory for data transfer between processor and module
Ladder Logic is used for data transfer between module and processor. Sample ladder file included.
Configuration data obtained from configuration text file downloaded to module. Sample configuration file included
Local or remote rack
The driver interfaces with a common internal database in the module. This permits the sharing of data across many different networks.The module supports UDP of service port 7927 (0x1F01) to handle all requests made of the module. The module will only service the requests and generate response messages. It will not generate command requests. The module supports the following functions specified in the EGD protocol: