Anybus X-gateway - Modbus-TCP Master/Client
Integrate your Modbus-TCP network to Fieldbus/Industrial Ethernet
With the powerful Modbus-TCP X-gateways, you can integrate a Modbus-TCP network to another controlling network — quickly and easily without the need for any programming.
Fast and powerful network translators
The X-gateway acts as translator between a Modbus-TCP network and another industrial network. The primary focus is the fast transfer of cyclic I/O data between Modbus-TCP and the other chosen network (approx 5ms). With the Modbus-TCP Master/Client functionality, the X-gateway can eliminate the need for a Modbus-TCP PLC Client/Master on the Modbus-TCP side and thus help reduce infrastructure costs.
Modbus TCP Master/Client functionality
On the Modbus-TCP down link side the Anybus X-gateway supports a maximum data size of 256 byte input and 256 byte output, including Control and Status words. The X-gateway can manage up to 64 Modbus servers, and up to 64 different input/output transactions can be configured and visualized in the mapping overview of the configuration web pages. Via the live list, every transaction can be closely monitored by the PLC to minimize down time.
Fieldbus/Ethernet Slave functionality
On the Fieldbus/Ethernet uplink side the X-gateway appears as a standard I/O module and is configured using a standard device description file (GSD/EDS) with the PLC engineering tool.
Easy visual web-based configuration- No programming required
Configuration is handled through a web interface which is accessed by simply connecting the gateway to a computer via a regular Ethernet cable. No programming skills are required which means that the network and its devices will be up and running in no time.
Dual port Ethernet switch technology
On the Modbus TCPside, the x-gateway is equipped with an integrated 2-port switch on the Ethernet side, enabling Ethernet installations in bus or line topology without the need for external switches. As a result, system integrators can benefit from significantly reduced installation and maintenance costs.
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