EtherNet/IP™ Communications


Ethernet/IP is now a standard leak test communication option for Sentinel I28, Sentinel C28WE, LPC 528, Blackbelt, and Blackbelt Pro instruments. This firmware upgrade provides more I/O, reduced integration costs, and is ‘Conformance Tested’ by ODVA to ensure flawless operation and verified data exchange that ‘works the first time, and every time’.

Click to view EtherNet/IP FlyerSentinel Instrument Benefits

  • EtherNet/IP Provides More I/O
    - Pre-configured and User Programmable I/O
    - No ‘Extra Cost’ and is a selectable function in each instrument
    - EtherNet/IP upgrade is field installed firmware
  • Easy Integration with Cost Savings
    - Simple one-wire RJ45 interface connection
    - Reduces install time, faster and easier than discrete I/O wiring
    - CTS supplied Function Block Program simplifies connectivity and programming
  • I28, C28, LPC 528, Blackbelt, and Blackbelt Pro are ODVA Conformant
    - ‘Conformance Testing’ by ODVA ensures  flawless operation and verified data
      exchange:   'It Works the First Time, and Every Time'


Test system integration just got easier with EtherNet/IP using Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) and open communication interface.  Ethernet/IP is a high-efficiency unified communication network that will control, configure, and send messages between the CTS leak test instruments and Allen-Bradley ControlLogix® and CompactLogic™ controllers. Ethernet/IP is a licensed CIP™ communications network protocol which CTS is compliant and a certified vendor by ODVA™.

EtherNet/IP allows the user to execute Sentinel instrument functions, machine functions, and communication messaging by an equipped controller. EtherNet/IP supports real-time messaging from the test system to communicate test pass/fail results, test data, machine test errors, and I/O status to the PLC or remote terminal.

Receive updated firmware for your Sentinel I28, C28WE (serial #C283673 or greater), LPC 528 or Blackbelt (serial #BB1111 or greater) by contacting CTS Service (513) 202-5108 or through our Contact Us webmail page.

View the CTS EtherNet/IP Flyer for additional information.