Anybus X-gateway – PROFINET-IO Device – Modbus RTU Slave

The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between and PROFINET and Modbus RTU 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 Device on the PROFINET network and as a Slave on the Modbus RTU network. The data transmission between the two networks 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 PROFINET and Modbus RTU 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
  • 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

PROFINET I/O Device/Slave interface 

PROFINET IO Device/Slave settings can be made by importing the provided .GSDML file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC. 

  • Complete PROFINET-IO Soft-Real-Time (RT) communication
  • Max 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data
  • Up to 64 slots / 1 sub slot
  • Cyclic data exchange (10 ms cycle time)
  • Acyclic Data exchange (Record Data Requests) 
  • Baud rate 100 Mbit/s
  • 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
  • TCP/IP Configuration via DCP (Discovery and Configuration Protocol)
  • PROFINET uplink configuration via web interface or .GSDML file
  • 1x RJ45 network connector

Modbus RTU Slave interface 

Modbus RTU network address settings made via on-board configuration switches 

  • Complete Modbus RTU slave functionality
  • Max 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data
  • Modbus diagnostics support
  • Configuration via on-board DIP switches
  • Modbus RTU baudrate 12-57,6 kbit/s
  • 1x D-sub 9-pin female network connector
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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  AB7659
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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