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 6200 Single Channel Weight Processors (EIP models only)
HI 6500 Series Weight Processors
HI 6600 Series Modular Sensor System