Anybus Modbus to BACnet Gateway
The Anybus Modbus to BACnet gateway allows Modbus slave devices to communicate on a BACnet network. The gateway works as a translator between the two networks allowing both Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP signals show up as individual BACnet objects on any BACnet/IP or BACnet MS/TP network. This enables central control and supervision of Modbus devices from a BACnet BMS in a building.
DESIGNED FOR USE WITHIN BUILDING AND HVAC APPLICATIONS
With its BTL certification, it enables central control and supervision of Modbus devices in BACnet networks within Building Automation and HVAC industry (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). Thanks to the variable number of supported datapoints ranging from 100 to 3,000 signals, this gateway covers all applications from small installations up to very large networks.
With the Anybus Configuration Manager MAPS tool you can easily configure and commission the gateway. It can also be used for signal processing (e.g. transform a Modbus temperature signal in degrees Celsius into a BACnet signal in degrees Fahrenheit), datalogging over USB and troubleshooting. With the integrated signal viewer you can see at any time all the BACnet and Modbus values, and force a change if wanted. Configuration data, e.g. a list of Modbus registers, can be automatically imported from Excel.
Features and benefits
Enables central control and supervision of Modbus devices within Building Automation and HVAC applications
Handles conversion between Modbus (RTU & TCP) and BACnet (IP & MS/TP).
Supports BACnet version 12.
Manages Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU simultaneously.
Connects up to 254 Modbus devices to BACnet (processing up to 3000 Modbus registers).
A simple yet powerful config tool allows commissioning, debugging and troubleshooting.
Import and export to Excel for further signal processing.
Comes in a plastic housing that mounts on 35-mm DIN-rail.
Configuration could be done through IP or USB port
LED indicators provide communication status on both the Ethernet and serial ports
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