Communication Gateway Applications

Sample Application using a gateway to connect non-network devices to a master network

Application 01: Modbus RTU devices connected Master Ethernet/IP Network

Description: This application diagram shows a two setups where Modbus RTU devices are connected to an Ethernet/IP netwok via a Communicator Gateway. The application on the left shows a connection to a single device via the RS-232 port and tge application to the right using the RS-485 port for a multi-drop network.

Application 02: Factory with two different networks

Description: Factory floor has one PLC with a Profibus network and a 2nd PLC with a Ethernet/IP network. Modbus RTU devices can be connected to either the Profibus or Ethernet/IP netwok via a Communicator Gateway as shown in line diagram below.