Connect any industrial device

Retro-fit industrial devices with a serial RS-232/422/485 or CAN interface to all major fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet networks.

Say hi to the new Communicator!

Faster data transfer — easier configuration!

Any device. Any network.

The easy way to get non-networked serial devices to communicate on any industrial network. Connect, configure, done!

Anybus® Communicator™ solves your devices' connectivity problems

Nearly all machines and devices in operation today have a serial or CAN based RS-232/422/485 interface. Most of them perform well, but lack an interface to fieldbus or industrial Ethernet. 

This is where the Anybus Communicator gateway comes in.

It takes your existing device as is and enables it to be connected to an industrial PLC control system without any hardware changes or programming.

What you can do with an Anybus Communicator

Enable your device

Retro-fit existing devices

Avoid unnecessary investment by prolonging the life of a well-performing serial or CAN-based device. By using the Anybus Communicator, you can connect it to any fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet network. 

make no changes

Avoid hardware or software changes

The Anybus Communicator connects your device as is.. No hardware or software changes are required for your connected device. All data/protocol conversion is made, and mapped, to the network from inside the Anybus Communicator.

Convert your protocol

Easily convert your devices' serial/CAN protocol

The flexibility of the Anybus Communicator means that you can convert almost any RS-232/422/485 Request/Response or Produce/Consume protocol — Modbus RTU, ASCII, DF1, CAN-based, or user-specific. The Communicator requires no PLC function blocks or any programming. Just connect, configure and you're done.

inexpensive connection

Get an inexpensive network connection

With just ONE Anybus Communicator you can connect up to 31 nodes/devices in a multi-drop scenario by selecting RS-485. This allows for a very inexpensive fieldbus/Ethernet connection for your devices. 

Connect slow serial devices without affecting performance

Connect slow serial devices without affecting performance

The Anybus Communicator internally stores and intelligently maps I/O data. This de-couples the upper fieldbus/Ethernet network and the slower serial/CAN sub-network. This means that devices with slow serial communication can be integrated into high-speed fieldbus/Ethernet networks without any restrictions to the upper network performance.

Simplify your network infrastructure

Simplify your network infrastructure

As an "in-chassis" alternative, you can mount the Anybus Communicator on a DIN-rail close the connected devices and free up PLC rack space and cabling.

Anybus® Communicator™

Select the network version!

For serial RS-232/422/485 devices using Modbus RTU/DF1/ASCII or any vendor specific protocol

Communicator protrocols

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
 

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

 

ORDER CODE: AB7009

INCLUDED COMPONENTS:
- Quick start documentation
- Configuration program LWTool
- D-sub connector with screw terminals for serial sub-network
- Configuration software available for download
- (Power supply not included)

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
-  USB-RS-232 configuration adapter (Order Code: 019570)

GUARANTEE:  3 years

For purchasing instructions and terms and conditions, see: How to buy

    Related products

Anybus Communicator CAN 

Select the network version 

For devices using a CAN 2.0A or 2.0B based protocol

Communicator-protocols-can

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.

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    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

    Lonworks interface features

    • Certified for Lonmark application layer guidelines V3.2
    • Lonworks network variables and configuration of the gateway is made via the included configuration tool (network commissioning requires 3rd part tools)
    • 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 °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

    ORDER CODE: AB7009

    INCLUDED COMPONENTS:
    - Quick start documentation
    - Configuration program LWTool
    - D-sub connector with screw terminals for serial sub-network
    - Configuration software available for download
    - (Power supply not included)

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
    -  USB-RS-232 configuration adapter (Order Code: 019570)

    GUARANTEE:  3 years

    For purchasing instructions and terms and conditions, see: How to buy