Anybus X-gateway – EtherNet/IP Scanner - ControlNet Adapter

The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between EtherNet/IP and ControlNet 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 Scanner on the EtherNet/IP network and an Adapter on the ControlNet 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 Scanner interface eliminates the need for a PLC controller on the EtherNet/IP 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

EtherNet/IP Scanner/Master interface

An Anybus X-gateway with an integrated EtherNet/IP Scanner interface can be used when there is no existing EtherNet/IP controlling PLC. The X-gateway will perform EtherNet/IP Scanner functions.

    • EtherNet/IP CONFORMANCE TESTED™ by ODVA 
    • Connects up 64 EtherNet/IP Adapter/Slaves
    • 10/100Mbit operation in full or half-duplex
    • Max. 509 bytes Input and 505 bytes Output data
    • Optional Live List of the active status of the connected adapters
    • 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
    • Support for CIP Objects
    • DNS Capability
    • TCP/IP settings via on-board DIP switches, DHCP/ARP/Anybus IPconfig (HICP)
    • EtherNet/IP Scanner/Adapter network configuration via in-built web interface or RSLogix/Studio5000 software 
    • 1x RJ-45 Ethernet port

    ControlNet Adapter features

    ControlNet Adapter settings can be made either via on-board switches, or by importing the provided .EDS file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC.

    • ControlNet CONFORMANCE TESTED™ by ODVA
    • ControlNet Specification version: Communications Adapter profile 12
    • Max. 450 bytes of Input and 450 bytes of Output data
    • ControlNet baudrate 5 Mbit/s
    • Supports Polled & Bitstrobed, I/O Change-of-state / cyclic I/O
    • Supports media redundancy
    • MacID node address setting via DIP switch
    • Network Access Port (NAP)
    • ControlNet network configuration via .EDS file
    • Can be used with RG-6 quad shielded cable
    • 2x BNC network 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  AB7673
    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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