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Anybus Communicator - ControlNet

Integrate your serial RS-232/422/485 based industrial devices and equipment to a ControlNet control system without the need for any changes to the device. Just connect, configure and you're done!

The Anybus Communicator is a proven and trusted protocol converter gateway that connects non-networked industrial devices and equipment to ControlNet. The gateway performs an intelligent protocol conversion and presents the serial data to the Master PLC/Controller as easily processed I/O data.

The Communicator is slim stand-alone gateway designed for IP20 and DIN-rail mounting, requiring a 24-volt power supply. The Communicator is conformance tested to current ControlNet specifications guaranteeing network compatibility.

Convert almost any type of serial protocol

The Communicator is capable of converting almost any type of serial protocol such as Modbus RTU, ASCII, DF1 or any other type of proprietary Query/Response or Produce/Consume protocol.

Typical serial applications

Typical serial applications include variable frequency drives, sensors, actuators, human machine interfaces, barcode readers, RFID readers and industrial scales among others. 

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Manuals/Design Guides

  Installation Guidepdf1.20293.46 KB Download
  User Manualpdf3.124.28 MB Download


  EtherNet/IP Conformance Certificatepdf 122.01 KB Download
  EU Declaration of Conformitypdf3 MAR, 2020395.90 KB Download

Other files

  CAD Drawings 2D And 3Dzip7 July, 20112.53 MB Download


  Anybus Configuration Manager - Communicator RS232/422/485 (Win 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10)zip4. MB Download
  Anybus Transport Providerzip4. MB Download
  Firmware Download Tpzip2. MB Download

Configuration Files

  EDS File For ControlNetzip 5.47 KB Download


  HMS Academy Instruction Video - Communicator EthernetIP To DF1 Gatewaywmv19 July, 201022.03 MB Download
  HMS Academy Instruction Video - Communicator Modbus RTU master wizard and ABB C100 regulatorwmv22 June, 201018.59 MB Download
  HMS Academy Instruction Video - Generic Mode And Barcode Scannerwmv28 June, 201017.38 MB Download
  HMS Academy Instruction Video - Master Mode and a COMLI device wmv27 July, 201021.03 MB Download
  How To Connect M-Bus Measuring Device And An Industrial networkzip27 March, 20149.25 MB Download

Application notes

  How To Configure Anybus ControlNet Adapter/Slave Module With RSNetWorx For ControlNetzip2.032.01 MB Download


  Anybus Communicator Datasheetpdf 1.99 MB Download