Any device. Any network.
The easy way to get non-networked serial devices to communicate on any industrial network. Connect, configure, done!
Connect any industrial device
Retro-fit industrial devices with a serial RS-232/422/485 or CAN interface to all major fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet networks.
Nearly all machines and devices in operation today have a serial or CAN based RS-232/422/485 interface. Most of them perform well, but lack an interface to fieldbus or industrial Ethernet.
This is where the Anybus Communicator gateway comes in.
The Anybus gateway enables your device to connect to an industrial PLC control system without any hardware or software changes.
The gateway performs an intelligent protocol translation that allows devices and control systems to communicate seamlessly.
What you can do with an Anybus Communicator?
|Retro-fit existing devices||Avoid hardware or software changes||Easily convert your devices' serial/CAN protocol|
|Avoid unnecessary investment by prolonging the life of a well-performing serial or CAN-based device. By using the Anybus Communicator, you can connect it to any fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet network.||The Anybus Communicator connects your device as is. No hardware or software changes are required for your connected device. All data/protocol conversion is made, and mapped, to the network from inside the Anybus Communicator.||The flexibility of the Anybus Communicator means that you can convert almost any RS-232/422/485 Request/Response or Produce/Consume protocol — Modbus RTU, ASCII, DF1, CAN-based, or user-specific. The Communicator requires no PLC function blocks or any programming. Just connect, configure and you're done.|
|Get an inexpensive network connection||Connect slow serial devices without affecting performance||Simplify your network infrastructure|
|With just ONE Anybus Communicator you can connect up to 31 nodes/devices in a multi-drop scenario by selecting RS-485. This allows for a very inexpensive fieldbus/Ethernet connection for your devices.||The Anybus Communicator internally stores and intelligently maps I/O data. This de-couples the upper fieldbus/Ethernet network and the slower serial/CAN sub-network. This means that devices with slow serial communication can be integrated into high-speed fieldbus/Ethernet networks without any restrictions to the upper network performance.||As an "in-chassis" alternative, you can mount the Anybus Communicator on a DIN-rail close the connected devices and free up PLC rack space and cabling.|
Reduce implementation costs, increase your market, and maximize performance!
Gateways are a cost-effective solution that minimize hardware and software changes while maximizing performance.
- No need to lay additional cables, just connect the gateway on the network where you need to connect to another fieldbus or Ethernet network
- Simple integration into control systems as the gateway acts as a regular network node
- No overhead code in the control system impacting execution time
- Segments industrial Ethernet and fieldbus networks into different subnets
- Reduces the number of card slots needed in the control system
- Target new markets using different protocols without needing to change your hardware or software
- Find the right equipment without worrying about compliance with your existing control system
More information: https://www.anybus.com