ControlNet Serial Gateway

Communicate with Modbus RTU devices on a ControlNet Network


The Anybus Communicator for ControlNet allows the user to take almost any serial device and have it communicate to a ControlNet network. The Anybus Communicator is conformance tested to current ControlNet specifications guaranteeing network compatibility. It acts as a device slave on the network and presents the serial data to the master controller as easily processed I/O data. The Anybus Communicator supports RS232, RS422 and RS485 serial electrical formats without any change in hardware. This allows for connectivity to a broad range of serial devices. Typical serial applications include variable frequency drives, sensors, actuators,...

User Manual (PDF 4.22 MB)

Installation Leaflet (PDF 215 KB)

EDS Files (ZIP 8 KB)

Configuration Manager (ZIP 3.32 MB)

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RS232/422/485 selection possible
Multi-drop to up to 31 nodes
UL & cUL marked
ControlNet Specification version: Communications Adapter profile 12
Multicasts of both inputs and peer-to peer data
MacID node address setting via DIP switch
Media redundancy
RG-6 quad shielded cable
Network Access Port (NAP)
DIN-rail mountable - PE via DIN-rail
Supports Modbus RTU Master mode, Generic Data mode and DF1 mode
Configuration Manager for easy configuration


4.72" x 2.95" x 1.06" (120 mm x 75 mm x 27 mm)

Power Supply

24 VDC


32 to 131°F (0 to +55°C)

Power Consumption

max 300mA

Baud Rate (ControlNet)

5 Mbit/S

Sub Baud Rate (Modbus RTU)

1.2, 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 19.2, 35.7, 38.4, 57,6 kbit/s

I/O Input

450 bytes

I/O Output

450 bytes

Enclosure Rating


Profile Support

Communications Adapter profile 12

Support Features

Redundant media & cyclic messaging

Configuration Method

Configuration Manager for Windows

Application Interface

RS232, RS422, RS485

Galvanic isolation

Standard for both bus side and serial side

Included accessories

Cd with software and User Manuals, Configuration Cable RS232, Dsub with screw terminals for Sub-Network, Installation Leaflet

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