Anybus X-gateway – Ethernet Adapter/Server – J1939

The Anybus X-gateway allows you to monitor and control data on a J1939 heavy duty vehicle network from an Ethernet-based PLC system or device. The EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols are supported.


Data from J1939 messages are mapped to I/O table locations, making them accessible to the Ethernet network. The X-gateway acts as an EtherNet/IP Adapter, allowing J1939 data to be transferred to an EtherNet/IP Scanner device using I/O or explicit messages. The module acts as a Modbus TCP server, allowing J1939 data to be addressed as Modbus registers by a Modbus TCP client device.



HMS provides the X-gateway with a free Windows based configuration tool (BWConfig). This PC based software allows the user to map J1939 parameter (PGN) data into a range of memory addressable through the X-gateway Ethernet interface.


Configuration of the X-gateway is simple using BWConfig and consists of setting up an I/O table containing selected J1939 PGNs and the rate that each will be read or written from the J1939 network. BWConfig will then automatically map the I/O table to a range of addresses accessible from the X-gateway Ethernet interface.

Anybus X-gateway Ethernet - J1939

Features and benefits

  • Monitor and control data on a J1939 heavy duty vehicle network from an Ethernet-based PLC system or device
  • Support for EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP protocols
  • Typical applications: Electric Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Marine, Military, Heavy Duty Vehicles, Any Diesel Engine based system supporting J1939
  • Max 500 bytes of I/O data in each direction
  • Easy configuration via the included BWConfig Windows Software. No programming required
  • 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet adapter interface with IT functionality: HTTP server, FTP server, Telnet server and Email client
  • Robust aluminum stand-alone housing
  • Global free technical support and consultancy

Ethernet interface

Ethernet settings can be made either via the included BWConfig Windows Software or for EtherNet/IP, by importing the provided .EDS file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC. 

  • Supports EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP protocols
  • Supports the EtherNet/IP protocol, Adapter Class with I/O Server, and Message Server
  • Supports the Modbus/TCP protocol with up to 8 simultaneous connections and conforms to the Modbus/TCP specification 1.0
  • 10/100Mbit operation (auto detect)
  • IT Functionality: HTTP server, FTP server, Email client, and a Telnet server.
  • IP address settings via DHCP/Bootp, web page, or the Anybus X-gateway Configuration Tool.
  • 1x RJ-45 Ethernet port


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  AB7665
Included components            

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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