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Rockwell Automation PowerFlex 5 Class Module Profile Installation Release Notes

Revision History
03/2013 (v1.01)
Initial Release
07/2013 (v1.02)
Fixed parameter issues in PowerFlex 525 wizard
Added support for the 25-COMM-E2P
Fixed RSLogix crash if ADC turned on while online with controller
Fixed RSLogix issues while online with controller and drive when the drive is disconnected
from / reconnected to the network
09/2013 (v1.03)
Added support for the PowerFlex 523
Added Match Drive button in Module Definition Dialog - Provides the ability to change the
settings of the selected drive profile to match a connected drive
Fixed an issue with mode updating correctly after an upload
06/2014 (v1.04)
Added Network Address Translation (NAT) Routing support for when a NAT router is
located between the Logix controller and drive - See additional information in the NAT
Routing Support section below
Added Port Configuration Tab
Fixed not being able to connect to a drive with matching actual IP but wrong configured IP
when using IP Address via parameters
Removed restriction requiring parameters IP address to match when using IP Address via
DHCP, BootP, or switches
Fixed datalinks on the module definition page showing as disabled while online instead of
configured values

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Network Address Translation (NAT) Routing Support


Network Address Translation (NAT) is a feature in the 9300-ENA (and other routers)
where:
Identically configured machines (same IP Addresses) can be connected on a
plant wide network. The Ethernet devices that need to communicate on the plant
wide network can be translated to different IP addresses, allowing them to coexist.
OEMs benefit because they can repeatedly build machines that are identically
configured
Users benefit because the network traffic from devices that are not translated is
blocked from reaching the plant wide network. By translating only the devices
needed, the number of IP addresses required on the plant wide network can be
significantly reduced.
Example: Machines A, B & C have devices that use the same IP Addresses on their local
networks

In the example above, if the PC is connected on the NAT Router's Uplink interface side, the AOP will use the
Public IP Address assigned to the Ethernet bridge module by the NAT Router. When the AOP sends a
message to the drive, it first goes to the Ethernet bridge module, which then forwards the message to the
drive. Note that if the AOP is offline to the controller, the AOP cannot communicate to the drive unless the
NAT Router has assigned the drive a Public IP Address, which can then be selected in the RSWho.
If the PC is connected on the NAT Router's internal network side, the AOP can communicate directly to the
drive. This will work whether the AOP is online to the controller or not.
If the controller and drive are opposite sides of a NAT Router, the AOP needs to be configured differently.
Check the box labeled "Module and Controller communicate through Network Address Translation (NAT)
devices" on the Port configuration tab page. This will allow setting the IP Address on the Port Configuration
tab page (Local / Private Address) to a different value than the IP Address on the General tab page (Plant /
Public Address).

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Examples of Drive AOP settings:

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Module / Device Revision Information


Catalog Number / Series
PowerFlex 523 via 22-COMM-E
PowerFlex 523 via 22-COMM-C
PowerFlex 523 via 25-COMM-E2P
PowerFlex 525 via Embedded Ethernet
PowerFlex 525 via 22-COMM-E
PowerFlex 525 via 22-COMM-C
PowerFlex 525 Multi-Drive via Embedded Ethernet
PowerFlex 525 via 25-COMM-E2P
Multi-Drive via 25-COMM-E2P

Minimum Module /
Firmware Revision
1.01
1.01
1.01
1.03
1.03
1.03
1.03
1.03
1.01

Minimum RSLogix5000
Software Revision
v17
v17
v17
v17
v17
v17
v17
v17
v17

Application Notes
Uninstalling the I/O Configuration Profiles Uninstalling all versions of RSLogix 5000 also uninstalls all
I/O Configuration Profiles even if the I/O Configuration Profiles were installed separately.

Updates
Updates are obtained by downloading them from the My Support site:
http://support.rockwellautomation.com/MySupport.asp.

Support Contact Information


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using the links below. The following resources are available:
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2. Request Online or Phone Support** (Assistance from a Rockwell Automation Support Specialist)
http://support.rockwellautomation.com/webfeedback/supportrequests/
**A contract may be required to receive support.

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