Modbus TCP/IP is a serial communications protocol published by Schneider Electric for use with its programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
Simple and robust, it has since become a de facto standard communication protocol, and it is now a commonly available means of connecting industrial electronic devices. The main reasons for the use of Modbus in the industrial environment are:
- It has been developed with industrial applications in mind
- It is openly published and royalty-free
- It is easy to deploy and maintain
- It moves raw bits or words without placing a lot of overhead
The Hardy Modbus-Link option for the HI 3000 series of instruments allows data from the monitoring system to be directly logged into a Microsoft® Excel or Visual Basic program.
HI 3010 Filler/Dispenser Controller
HI 3030 Weight Controller
HI 4050 Weight Controller
HI 4060 Rate Controller
HI 6500 Series Weight Processors
HI 6600 Series Modular Sensor System