Anybus Communicator - Modbus TCP

Integrate your serial RS-232/422/485 based industrial devices and equipment to a Modbus-TCP 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 to Modbus-TCP. The gateway performs an intelligent protocol conversion and presents the serial data to the Master PLC/Controller as easily processed I/O data.

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 Modbus-TCP specifications guaranteeing network compatibility.

Convert almost any type of serial protocol

The Communicator is capable of converting almost any type of serial protocol such as Modbus RTU, ASCII, DF1 or any other type of proprietary Query/Response or Produce/Consume protocol.

Typical serial applications

Typical serial applications include variable frequency drives, sensors, actuators, human machine interfaces, barcode readers, RFID readers and industrial scales among others. 

Anybus Communicator Modbus TCP

Features and benefits

  • Saves machine builders and device manufacturers of integrating an Modbus-TCP interface
  • Allows system integrators to retro-fit older automation devices into modern Modbus-TCP communication structures
  • Requires no hardware or software changes to be made to the connected device
  • Compatible with all PLCs with Modbus-TCP support
  • 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  
  • Possibility to connect upto 31 nodes via one Communicator giving inexpensive Modbus-TCP network connectivity for your devices
  • Integrated Email client, FTP server and embedded webserver for diagnostics and data visualization
  • Additional support for EtherNet/IP I/O server Level 2 and Level 3 
  • 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

Modbus TCP interface features

  • Modbus TCP class 0, class 1 and partially class 2 device/slave functionality
  • Max 512 bytes Input and 512 bytes I/O data
  • 10/100Mbit operation in full or half-duplex
  • Dual RJ-45 ports available simultaneously with integrated switch for daisy chaining topology
  • TCP/IP settings configurable with web-page, Configuration Tool, DHCP or ARP

mctp_topology_communcator

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

Ordering Information

ABCEIP

NUMÉRO D’ARTICLE: AB7028

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)
- Single-port version available without Integrated Switch (Order Code AB7007)
- Single-port Modbus TCP Only version available with IT functions (Order Code AB7028)

GARANTIE:  3 ans

Pour les instructions d’achat et les termes et conditions, voir:nbsp;Comment acheter

    Related products