The Anybus X-gateways are designed for use in Industrial Automation plants where increasingly many different Fieldbus and Ethernet networks are used. The X-gateways help System Integrators to easily interconnect Modbus TCP/IP, Modbus Plus, or Modbus-RTU to virtually any other network, enabling consistent information flow throughout the entire plant. The Ethernet interface consists of an embedded Modbus-TCP 10/100 Mbps interface with IT functionality such as Web-server, SSI-scripts, Flash file system, FTP-server, e-mail client, Telnet. It is possible to build web pages displaying and controlling a factory floor process with data from the other connected network. It is built on a dedicated 32-bit RISC micro processor (+60 mips) ensuring fast and secure Ethernet performance. The ControlNet module can be opened from a ControlNet scanner. The size of the connection can be up to 450 bytes in each direction. The ControlNet module can be read or written to by UCMM (Unscheduled) messages from another ControlNet adapter (slave) or scanner (master). The module is equipped with two BNC contacts for connection to ControlNet. If redundant operation is desired, both connectors are used; otherwise either connector A or B is used. The module is also equipped with a NAP (Network access port) for temporary connection of configuration tools. The minimum Network update time, (NUT), of the module is 5ms. The ControlNet interface module is certified by the ODVA and has proven conformance and interoperability with leading PLCs, HMIs.
Bridging of I/O data between two different networks; Supports 150 different network combinations; PE via DIN-rail; Easy configuration via Windows Hyper Terminal; IT Functions such as web server, e-mail client, SSI support, FTP and File access/security permissions on all Ethernet versions; OPC Server for all Anybus X-gateway Ethernet versions; Multicasts of both inputs and peer-to-peer data on ControlNet; ControlNet Media redundancy; ControlNet Specification version: Communications Adapter profile 12
Rugged aluminium housing; DIN-rail mounting; EMC Certification; CE marked; UL, cUL, Haz .Loc and Atex certification; Tested and verified for Fieldbus/Ethernet conformance