How to connect to a Pepperl & Fuchs Advanced diagnostics module (ADM) using RS485 and Pactware
In order to do this, you need an RS485 converter which can convert RS485 to either ethernet or USB.
I used a device from HMS (Anybus) called the Serial Server (AB7701). This device connects to RS232, 422 or 485 and makes the data available over ethernet to your computer using a virtual com port.
Connect the converter to the Diagnostic bus connection on the Pepperl & Fuchs fieldbus power hub
1. Once you have the com port available on your PC, Check the comport number via “manage my computer”
3. Start PACTware and create a new project in case it is not done automatically
4. Add “FieldConnex Diagnostic Server” underneath the Host PC (e.g. right click onto the Host PC)