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This unit replaces the Anybus AB7652 Communicator

The Anybus Communicator Common Ethernet – PROFIBUS DP device-device is an industrial protocol gateway that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between PLC control systems over an EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, or PROFINET network and a PROFIBUS network. The Ethernet interface is pre-loaded for the PROFINET network but by updating the firmware the Ethernet interface can support EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, and Modbus TCP networks instead.

Anybus Communicators are designed to ensure reliable, secure, and high-speed data transfer between different industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus networks. Very easy to install and deploy, the stand-alone gateways enable transparent data exchange between PLCs, allowing you to integrate legacy equipment into modern, high-performance networks without any changes to the hardware and only minimal changes to the software.

Award-winning Anybus NP40 industrial network processor

Anybus Communicators are built using the award-winning and proven Anybus NP40 industrial network processor providing network conformance, high performance, and reliability. When connecting between PLCs on different networks, extremely fast data cycling is enabled with data transfer of up to 1500 bytes in each direction, meeting most current control application needs as well as supporting future demands.

Quick installation is ensured thanks to the intuitive configuration, easy-to-understand documentation, and smart hardware and housing design.

Product Information

Excellent performance

Instant data transfer – The time it takes to transfer data between two PLCs consists of the cycle time on the first network plus the cycle time on the second network. Internal data transfer in the Communicators is negligible as it’s in line with the natural variation of the network cycle times (jitter).

Hardware-accelerated endian conversion (byte swap) – The Communicators can change the data representation (endianness) through a hardware-accelerated endian conversion to ensure data is presented correctly in each PLC. You can even convert different parts of the data area in various ways to handle different data types. It has no impact on performance, offloads the PLC of the data conversion task, and simplifies PLC programming.

Easy to Use

  • Dedicated ethernet configuration port – no special cables required.
  • Intuitive web-based drag-and-drop configuration interface – no need to install any additional software.
  • Forward-facing ports make it easy to connect cables and the slim form factor saves space on the DIN rail.
  • Troubleshoot problems with powerful diagnostics including live data monitor, status screen, and support package.

Latest Security Features

  • Secure boot functionality to detect tampering with firmware and resist attacks and infection from malware.
  • Security switch which locks your configuration and prevents any unauthorized access.
  • The ports used in production have been disabled to prevent malware from being loaded via the ports.

Designed for industrial environments

  • Robust compact housing.
  • Industrial components are tested and certified according to Cand UL.
  • Wide temperate range, -25°C to 70°C.
  • DIN-rail mounting to enable installation close to connected devices, reducing the amount of wiring.

  • Cover multiple protocols with a single gateway and reduce storage costs
  • Supports EtherNet/IP adapter, EtherCAT slave, Modbus TCP server or PROFINET IO device (PROFINET IO device – EtherNet/IP adapter pre-loaded)
  • Transfer 1 448 bytes with EtherNet/IP, 1486 bytes with EtherCAT, 1 500 bytes with Modbus TCP and 1 024 bytes with PROFINET to and from the gateway
  • Download your protocol firmware from the product support page (free)
  • Load your protocol firmware via the gateway web configuration interface
  • Dual RJ45 Ethernet ports with 10/100 Mbit full duplex
  • Daisy chaining with integrated switch
  • PROFIBUS DPV1 & DPV0 Device (slave)
  • Transfer up to 244 bytes to and from PROFIBUS (488 bytes total)
  • Automatic baud rate detection up to 12 Mbit/s
  • PROFIBUS slave address setting via onboard rotary switches or web interface
  • Supports Sync and Freeze and Watchdog
  • Supports I&M 0-3
  • 1x D-sub 9-pin female PROFIBUS connector
  • GSD file available


Dimensions (L x W x H) with serial and power connector 98 x 27 x 144 mm
3.85 x 1.06 x 5,67 in
Weight 150 grams, 0.33 lb
Buttons and switches Reset button and security switch
LEDs Gateway, Network 1 & Network 2
IP rating IP20
Housing material PC ABS, UL 94 VO
Mounting DIN rail (35 * 7,5/15)


Operating temperature -25 to 70° C, -13 to 158° F
Storage temperature -40 to 85° C, -40 to 185° F
Relative humidity 0-95% non-condensing
Installation altitude Up to 2 000 m


Input voltage 12 – 30 VDC
Current consumption Typical: 160 mA @ 24V Max: 400 mA @ 12V
Power connector 3-pin plug with screw terminal
Protection Reverse voltage protection and short circuit protection


Ports 2+2 x Ethernet  
Isolation Galvanic isolation
Bitrate 10/100 Mbit full duplex
Connector RJ45
Switch. Dual port cut-through switch


Mode PROFINET IO-Device (slave)            
Class  A, B
Communication channels  Real-Time Channel (RT)
Input data size 1 024 bytes             
Output data size 1 024 bytes            
Minimum cycle time 1 ms
Max number of connections 1 IO Controller Application Relationship + 2 Device Access Application Relationships
Netload class Class III
I&M records Manufacturer data (I&M0), Tag information (I&M1), Date/Time (I&M2), Description (I&M3)
SNMP Available
GSDML File Available
Certification Pending


Mode Adapter (slave)          
Messages Implicit and explicit
Max no of scanner connections 1 input/output (exclusive owner)
3 listen only or input only
Input data size 1 448 bytes (with large forward open) 
Output data size 1 448 bytes (with large forward open) 
Network redundancy  Device Level Ring (DLR), beacon-based       
Quick connect Class B 
Certification Pending
Minimum cycle time 1 ms for class 1 connections, 100 ms for class 3 connections
EDS File Available


Mode EtherCAT slave according to IEC 61158 Type 12 (ETG.1000)       
Addressing modes Logical, node, and position
Synchronization modes Free run
Input data size 1 486 bytes
Output data size 1 486 bytes 
Network redundancy  Device Level Ring (DLR), beacon-based       
Minimum cycle time 100  μs
Features Supports CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE)
ESI File Available


Mode Server      
Max number of connections  4
Input data size 1 500 bytes             
Output data size 1 500 bytes            


Mode PROFIBUS DPV1 Device (slave)
Input data size 244 bytes
Output data size 244 bytes
Baude rate Automatic baud rate detection up to 12 Mbit/s
Rotary switches PROFIBUS slave address setting via onboard rotary switches or web interface
Features Supports Sync and Freeze and Watchdog
I&M records Manufacturer data (I&M0), Tag information (I&M1), Date/Time (I&M2), Description (I&M3)
Connector 1x D-sub 9-pin female PROFIBUS connector
GSD GSD file available


UL CULUSfile number E214107
CE 2014/30/EU
KC R-R-ABJ-Communicator

EN 61000-6-2
EN 61000-4-2
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-4
EN 61000-4-5
EN 61000-4-6
EN 61000-6-4
EN 55032


IEC 60068-2-1 Ab
IEC 60068-2-2 Bb
IEC 60068-2-1 Ab
IEC 60068-2-2 Bb
IEC 60068-2-14 Nb
IEC 60068-2-30 Db
IEC 60068-2-78 Cab
IEC 60068-2-78 Cab

Vibration and shock

IEC 60068-2-27
IEC 60068-2-6

Waste certification WEE


Configuration software Web-based configuration
Configuration ports Dedicated 10/100 Mbit RJ45 Ethernet configuration port and Ethernet ports


Secure boot Ensures software authenticity
Security switch Physical switch that enables/disables access to the web-based configuration interface


Content Gateway, power connector, start-up guide, compliance information sheet
Box material Cardboard


MTBF > 1500000 h, Telcordia Method I Case 3 at 30° C

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