Anybus Communicator - Lonworks

Integrate your Modbus serial RS-232/422/485 based industrial devices and equipment to a LONWORKS control system without the need for any changes to the device. Just connect, configure and you're done!

The Anybus Communicator is a proven and trusted protocol converter gateway that connects non-networked industrial devices and equipment on a Modbus RTU network  to Lonworks.

Convert classic Modbus registers for I/O data

The gateway makes it possible to convert Modbus registers data to LonWorks Variables (SNVT‟s and/or UNVT‟s). You can create a set of variables according to LonMark functional Profiles or you can create your own set of variables with User defined Network Variables (UNVT‟s). 

The Communicator is slave a on the Modbus RTU side. This means that you connect this to a Modbus network which has a Modbus RTU Master connected. The configuration requires no programming and is made by an included configuration tool in Windows environment. 

The Communicator is slim stand-alone gateway designed for IP20 and DIN-rail mounting, requiring a 24-volt power supply. The Communicator is conformance tested to current Lonworks specifications guaranteeing network compatibility.

Anybus Communicator Lonworks

Features and benefits

  • Saves machine builders and device manufacturers of integrating a Lonworks interface
  • Unique gateway that can integrate industrial devices with serial Modbus-RTU into Lonworks based building control systems
  • Requires no hardware or software changes to be made to the connected device
  • Performs complete serial protocol conversion, no PLC function blocks required
  • Intelligent I/O data mapping within the Communicator permits even devices with slow serial communication can be integrated without any restrictions to the upper network  
  • Always free technical support from HMS and our global Anybus Distributors

Serial protocol configuration features

No high level programming skills are needed to set up the Anybus® Communicator as configuration is accomplished using the included, easy to use Windows™ based ACM (Anybus Configuration Manager).

  • Selectable RS-232/422/485 interface
  • Pre-defined 6-step Modbus-RTU configuration wizard
  • Selectable pre-loaded DF1 commands. No scripting or serial frame building required!
  • Ability to configure ASCII or vendor specific protocols (Request/Response or Produce/Consume via a visual frame building interface 
  • Multi-language support for English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese
  • Handy Save/Load function allows for a completed configuration to be re-used for many other installations
  • Password protection prevents unauthorized upload and download of configurations
  • Serial Line Listener and In-built Checksum calculations for diagnostic and troubleshooting

Lonworks interface features

  • Certified for Lonmark application layer guidelines V3.2
  • Lonworks FT-X1 Transceiver
  • Up to 256 input + 256 output LonWorks Network Variables / Modbus Word Registers
  • Amount and type of network variables configurable, data linking between Lonworks variables (SNVT's) and Modbus Registers
  • Lonworks baudrate 78 kbit/s
  • 1x D-sub 9-pin male RS-232 configuration port 
  • 1x 5-pin, 5.08 Phoenix network connector

Technical specifications

Dimensions(L•W•H) 120 x 75 x 27mm or 4,72 x 2,95 x 1,06"
Weight 150g or 0,33 lbs
Operating temperature 0 to +55 °Cor0 to +131 °F
Storage temperature
-40 to +85 °Cor-40 to +185 °F
Power supply 24 VDC
Current consumption
max. 300mA (Typical 100mA)
Serial application Interface Selectable RS-232, RS-422, RS-485
Max stations 31 nodes via RS-422 or RS-485
Galvanic isolation
On both serial and BUS/Ethernet side
Mechanical rating IP20, NEMA rating 1
Mounting DIN-rail (EN 50022 standard)
Protocol: Modbus RTU Modbus RTU Master - Request/Response
Protocol: ASCII/Vendor Specific Request/Response or Produce/Consume
Protocol: Rockwell DF1 DF1 Master
Certifications CE,CULUS,RoHS

Technical specifications

Dimensions  (L•W•H) 120 x 75 x 27mm or 4,72 x 2,95 x 1,06"
Weight  150g or 0,33 lbs
Operating temperature 0 to +55 °C  or  0 to +131 °F 
Storage temperature
-40 to +85 °C  or  -40 to +185 °F 
Power supply  24 VDC
Current consumption
max. 200mA (Typical 100mA)
Serial application Interface Selectable RS-232, RS-422, RS-485
Max stations   31 nodes via RS-422 or RS-485 
Galvanic isolation
On both serial and BUS/Ethernet side
Mechanical rating  IP20, NEMA rating 1
Mounting DIN-rail (EN 50022 standard)
Protocol: Modbus RTU   Modbus RTU Slave
Certifications  CE, CULUS, ATEX/Haz.Loc

Ordering Information

Anybus Communicator Lonworks

NUMÉRO D’ARTICLE: AB7009

ÉTENDUE DE LA LIVRAISON:
- Instructions de démarrage rapide
- Câble de configuration (RS-232)
- Connecteur D-sub avec bornes à vis pour sous-réseaux série
- Logiciel de configuration disponible par téléchargement
-(Alimentation non incluse)

ACCESSOIRES EN OPTION:
-  Adaptateur de configuration USB-RS-232 (numéro d'article 019570)

GARANTIE:  3 ans

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