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Automate DCS 5000 Maxpak III 3 High Speed Link Module 804109-R.



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  • Part Number: 57C424
  • SKU: 57C424RE
  • Manufacturer: Reliance Electric
  • Series: AutoMax PLC

57C424 Technical Specifications

Manufacturer Reliance Electric
Series AutoMax PLC
Part Number 57C424
Product Type High Speed Link Module
Instruction Manual J2-3010

Product Description

The 57C424 is a High-Speed Link Module produced by Reliance Electric. This part may have also been in production with Asea Brown Boveri and Reliance Electric depending on the actual years it was being manufactured.

The 57C424 is a MaxPak III Speed Link Module. This component’s main purpose was to provide a direct communication link between a MaxPak III drive controller and an AutoMax system. This component helps to configure various devices into a standard setup which allows for many different tasks. These tasks can include device tension regulation and positioning. This module has communication speeds that are fast enough to be able to handle control loops or feedback and reference data migrations.

This module is meant to plug directly into an AutoMax DCS System Rack. There are a few different things on the faceplate of a 57C424. It has LED status indicators that are labeled as FAULT CODE. One of these LEDs is a green OK light and the other is a 7-segment error code indicator.  These LEDs will let you know the module is functioning the way it should and if it is not, then it will display the error codes for you to look up what has failed in the product manuals. There are also a set of DROP NUMBER thumbwheels that are labeled 1st and 2nd. There is an RS-232 female GATEWAY communications port.

The 57C424 can be plugged into the rack assembly using the female card slots on the backplane of the rack. Once it is in place, you can use the mounting brackets to secure it into place. The brackets on the 57C424 can be used to safely remove it from the rack.


Frequently Asked Questions about 57C424

What kind of memory does 57C424 have?
57C424 has dual port memory. 57C424's memory passes status, sequencing, and regulation info along the link through an RS-232 medium at 41.6 Kbaud.
What are the basic commands on 57C424 for sending a message to the MaxPak III drive?
57C424 has three basic commands to send a message to the MaxPak III drive. The commands for 57C424 are: change mode request, configuration request, and update request.
How many LEDs does 57C424 have?
On the faceplate of 57C424, there is a 7-segment LED and a green LED.
Where is the manual for 57C424?
We have a copy of the manual for 57C424. We can send you a link to the manual or you can get a hard copy of the 57C424 manual from us. The manual is Manual J2-3010, the MaxPak III High Speed Link Module Manual.
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Repair Services For 57C424

Type Lead Time Price Action
Repair Service 1-2 weeks $379

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