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Automation Networks ANC-100e, Ethernet/IP to Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus (DH+) Gateway Converter Series. SALE: $1,195 USD List.

The ANC-100e is an economical and high performance, “pocket-sized” converter interfacing Factory Automation Devices between Ethernet/IP and Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus DH+


(ANC-120e, USB-to-Data Highway Plus, 1784-U2DHP replacement alternative also available using the Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver feature $995 USD List).

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The ANC-100e communicates with all SCADA, HMI, PLC programming packages with direct Ethernet/IP access to the DH+ network and stations. This includes RSLINX/LOGIX Classic & Enterprise Controllogix Driver, Wonderware DAServer, Citect Ethernet/IP, and Kepware Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers. 

Replacement Compatibility for AB’s 1756 Controllogix Gateway, AB 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx, 1784-PCMK, 1770-KF2.
The enhanced ANC-100e gateway converter is useful for PLC programming, accessing and monitoring DH+ network from a PC computer. It is has similar replacement features as the Controllogix 1756-DHRIO / 1756-ENBT, and AB 1784 Interface Cards which include 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx, & 1784-PCMK.

Highlights of ANC-100e:

  • Compatible with all PLC Programming/HMI/SCADA packages including all older versions of RSLINX Classic and latest RSLINX Enterprise.
  • Easy setup: Driver selection is ControlLogix Ethernet driver.
  • Economical:  Full function Ethernet-to-DH+ converter listed at $1,195 USD List.
  • Fast Ethernet/IP Connection: Using the RSLINX Controllogix Ethernet Driver.
  • AB 1784 Interface Card Compatibility: Modern substitution to 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx and 1784-PCMK cards
  • DH+ Speeds: Reliably supports all DH+ data rates – 57.6, 115.2 and 230.4 Baud on communication length exceeding standard requirements.
  • Auto Detect: Default Auto Baud Rate and Auto Polarity detection.
  • Size: “Pocket-sized” convenience with Desktop and Din Rail options.
  • Easy DH+ connection:  3-pin Phoenix Blue Hose connector option or direct 8-pin mini din cable connection to PLC port. (8 Pin mini Din cable included).

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Automation Networks ANC-100e, Ethernet/IP to AB’s DH+ Converter. $1,195 USD List.

The ANC-100e is a pocket-sized, high performance, Industrial Rated Ethernet DH+ Converter.  Features include: Ease of Configuration via Web Interface and DH+ Auto Polarity Detection and DH+ Auto Baud Rate Detection

Contact us to discuss your application.  All ANC products come with a 30 day trial, no restocking, lifetime warranty. ANC-120e December 2016 Product Review:

Thank you Shawn from for positive comments of our ANC-120e.  Below is his 24 minute video reviewing the ease of setting up this 1784-U2DHP Alternative.

Automation Blog Comments:

“Now you may be asking yourself why the folks over at Automation Networks would release a USB to DH+ converter when Rockwell already makes the 1784-U2DHP?

Well if you haven’t looked lately, that Rockwell cable now lists for a whopping $3,140, while the ANC-120e lists for $995. But how well could a third party DH+ cable really work?”

“As I demonstrate in today’s podcast, it actually works really well. In fact, I couldn’t see any difference between my ControlLogix Gateway and the ANC-120e. There must be some catch right? Like it’s hard to setup or something?” Nope.

In fact, the entire podcast from un-boxing to making online edits in a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5/20, took less than 20 minutes. So if you’re in the market for a USB to Data Highway Plus converter, or just curious to see how the ANC-120e works, check out Episode 35 of The Automation Podcast

pdf.ANC-100e Ethernet to Data Highway Plus Adapter. User Manual

pdf.RSLINX Classic Configuration 

pdf.ANC-100e / ANC-120e Kepserver Ethernet/IP to DH+ Application Note

pdf.ANC-100e / ANC-120e PeakHMI Ethernet/IP to DH+ Application Note

pdf.ANC-100e / ANC-120e TopServer Ethernet/IP to DH+ Application Note

pdf.ANC-100e SLC 5/05 Ethernet Messaging to SLC 5/04 on DH+ Application Note

pdf.ANC-100e Wonderware ABCIP DAServer, Ethernet/IP to Data Highway Plus Application Note

pdf.PanelView Plus 6 configuration for DH+ communication with ANC-100e Application Note

ZIP_Icon ANC-100e/ANC-120e Windows XP SP3 USB driver