Anybus X-gateway - AS-Interface Master - ModbusTCP Server

The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between AS-Interface and Modbus TCP networks.

FAST COPYING OF I/O DATA

The X-gateways primary function is with the fast transfer of cyclic I/O data between the two networks. This offloads your PLC from working with additional calculations. The gateway acts as a Master on AS-Interface network and a Server/Slave on the Modbus TCP network. The data transmission is completely transparent with a maximum data capacity of 512 bytes in each direction.

EASY CONFIGURATION - NO PROGRAMMING REQUIRED!

The connection between the two networks is quickly set up in the Anybus Configuration Manager software, included with the X-gateway. No programming skills are needed to set up the X-gateway. As factory default the X-gateways have a pre-defined I/O size of 20 bytes I/O.

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Features and benefits

  • Fast copying of cyclic I/O data between the two networks (10-15 ms)
  • Proven and tested with all PLC manufacturers
  • Powerful Master interface eliminates the need for a PLC controller on the AS-Interface network
  • Supports up to a maximum of 512 bytes of Input and Output data in each direction
  • Possibility to build web pages displaying and controlling a factory floor process with data from the other connected network
  • Fast, dynamic transfer of fieldbus data to e.g. SCADA/HMI/Enterprise level systems based on Microsoft Windows, via the included Anybus OPC server
  • Optional control status information added to I/O data for diagnostic purposes
  • Robust stand-alone housing for use in harsh industrial environments
  • Global free technical support and consultancy

AS-Interface Master Interface

An Anybus X-gateway with an integrated AS-Interface M4 Master interface can be used when there is no existing AS-Interface controlling PLC.

  • Complies to AS-Interface 3.0 specification
  • Controls up to 62 AS-Interface slaves
  • Optional Live List of the active status of the connected slaves
  • Supports Combined Transaction Types 1, 2, 3, 4 and 51
  • Up to 248 digital inputs and 186 digital outputs
  • Up to 124 (16-bit) analog values
  • AS-Interface baudrate 167 kbit/s
  • Synchronous I/O (optional)
  • On-board configuration button
  • 1x D-sub 9-pin male connector (RS-232) for terminal-based monitoring and configuration
  • 2x 2-pin 5,08 Phoenix plug connectors

Modbus TCP Slave interface

Modbus TCP Slave settings can be made either via the built-in web interface, or by importing the provided .EDS file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC.

  • Conforms to Modbus TCP v1.0
  • Modbus TCP class 0, class 1 and partially class 2 slave functionality
  • 10/100Mbit operation in full or half-duplex
  • Integrated FTP server provides easy file management using standard FTP clients
  • Web server with dynamic data capability and Server Side Include (SSI) capability
  • Email client with dynamic data capability and Event-triggered email handling
  • Per-user security framework
  • Quality of Service (QoS) available
  • DNS Capability
  • TCP/IP settings via DHCP/ARP/Anybus IPconfig (HICP)
  • Integrated switch allowing for a daisy-chain topology
  • 2x RJ-45 ports available simultaneously. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions (L•W•H)   114 x 44 x 127mm or 4,49 x 1,73 x 5,00"
Weight 400g or 0,880 lbs
Operating temperature -25 to +65 °C  or  -13 to +149 °F 
Storage temperature -40 to +85 °C  or  -40 to +185 °F 
Power supply 24 VDC +/- 20% via 2-pole 5.08 mm Phoenix pluggable screw connector  
Current consumption     max. 400mA (Typical 200mA)
Enclosure material  Aluminium and plastic
Installation position Vertical / Flat*
Galvanic isolation YES, on both BUS/Ethernet side
Mechanical rating IP20, NEMA rating 1
Mounting DIN-rail (EN 50022 standard)
I/O configuration via USB port with Anybus Configuration Manager software
Certifications CE, CULUSRoHS

Ordering information

Order Code  AB7631
Included components            

Gateway
Quick start documentation
USB configuration cable

Power supply not included

Configuration and Anybus OPC server 
software is available for download.

3 year guarantee. For purchasing instructions and terms and conditions, see: How to buy

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What you can do!

Connect any two industrial networks — Fieldbus, or Industrial Ethernet or connect to IT systems via MQTT or OPC UA.

Data exchange

Learn more about how the X-gateway exchanges I/O Data.

X-gateway assistance

Through HMS Technical Services, start-up assistance, on-site help and trainings are available.

Anybus X-gateway case studies

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