Anybus X-gateway – EtherNet/IP Adapter - PROFINET-IO Device

The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between EtherNet/IP and PROFINET 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 an Adapter on the EtherNet/IP 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.

Features and benefits

  • Fast copying of cyclic I/O data between EtherNet/IP and PROFINET 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

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