Modbus RTU protocol
The Modbus protocol is a communication protocol with linear topology based on a
master/slave architecture. In the Modbus RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), the data
are transferred in binary format and the data throughput is greater than in ASCII
The Control Unit supports Modbus RTU as a slave with even parity.
Macro drive unit
During the basic commissioning, select the value 109 "Modbus RTU", or with
firmware < 4.6 the value 21.
Fieldbus protocol selection (only with firmware < 4.6)
Valid Modbus RTU addresses: 1...247
Invalid Modbus RTU address: 0
Fieldbus baud rate
Baud rates from 4800 bps to 187500 bps can be set for communication.
Factory setting: 19200 bps
Index 0: Maximum slave telegram processing time
Maximum response time from the slave to the master.
Index 1: Character delay time
Maximum permissible delay time between the individual characters in the Modbus
frame (Modbus standard processing time for 1.5 bytes).
Index2: Inter-telegram delay
Maximum permissible delay time between Modbus telegrams (Modbus standard
processing time for 3.5 bytes).
Fieldbus error statistics
Displays receive errors on the fieldbus interface.
Process data monitoring time [ms]
Setting the time to monitor the process data received. If no process data is
received within this time, an appropriate message is output
Factory setting: 100 ms
The setting 0 ms deactivates the monitoring.
In BACnet, components and systems are considered to be black boxes which
contain a number of objects. BACnet objects only define behavior outside the
device. Internal functions are not determined by BACnet.
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