Anybus X-gateway – EtherCAT Slave - EtherCAT Slave

The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect or extend PLC control systems and their connected devices on an EtherCAT network.

FAST COPYING OF I/O DATA

The X-gateways primary function is with the fast transfer of cyclic I/O data between the two PLC systems. This offloads your PLC from working with additional calculations. The gateway acts as a Slave on both networks and provides a simple network extension. 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 EtherCAT networks (10-15 ms)
  • Proven and tested with all PLC manufacturers
  • Supports up to a maximum of 512 bytes of Input and Output data in each direction
  • Optional control and status information added to the I/O data for diagnostic purposes
  • Robust stand-alone housing for use in harsh industrial environments
  • Global free technical support and consultancy

EtherCAT Slave interface

EtherCAT Slave settings can be made by importing the provided .XML file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC.

  • Complete EtherCAT slave according to DS 301 V4.022
  • Supports CANopen over EtherCAT
  • Max 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data (PDO + SDO)
  • Baudrate 100 Mbit/s full duplex
  • 4 FMMU channels (can be used freely by the EtherCAT master for any purpose.)
  • 4 SM channels
  • Bit-oriented FMMU operation
  • Position addressing, node addressing and logical addressing
  • PDI Watchdog
  • Output I/O Sync Manager Watchdog
  • Integrated switch allowing for a daisy-chain topology
  • 2x RJ45 EtherCAT connectors

EtherCAT Slave interface

EtherCAT Slave settings can be made by importing the provided .XML file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC.

  • Complete EtherCAT slave according to DS 301 V4.022
  • Supports CANopen over EtherCAT
  • Max 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data (PDO + SDO)
  • Baudrate 100 Mbit/s full duplex
  • 4 FMMU channels (can be used freely by the EtherCAT master for any purpose.)
  • 4 SM channels
  • Bit-oriented FMMU operation
  • Position addressing, node addressing and logical addressing
  • PDI Watchdog
  • Output I/O Sync Manager Watchdog
  • Integrated switch allowing for a daisy-chain topology
  • 2x RJ45 EtherCAT connectors

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  AB7900
Included components            

Gateway
Quick start documentation
USB configuration cable

Power supply not included

Configuration 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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