This unit replaces the Anybus AB7061 Communicator
Integrate your serial RS-232/485-based industrial devices and equipment to EtherCAT control systems without any changes to the device. Just connect, configure and you’re done.
The Anybus Communicator can transfer large amounts of data, is fast to configure thanks to its’ drag-and-drop web interface and is built on trusted Anybus technology.
CONVERT ALMOST ANY TYPE OF SERIAL PROTOCOL
The Communicator can convert standard serial protocols such as Modbus RTU and proprietary serial request/response or produce/consume based protocols.
TYPICAL SERIAL APPLICATIONS
Typical serial applications include variable frequency drives, sensors, actuators, human-machine interfaces, barcode readers, RFID readers and industrial scales.
- Transfer up to 1 486 bytes of data in both directions
- Convert standard and proprietary RS-232/485 protocols
- Web-based drag and drop configuration interface
- -25 to +70 °C industrial temperature range
- Powered by the award-winning NP40 network processor
Transfer up to 1 486 bytes of data
Demand for more data is constantly growing and the Communicator has been equipped to handle the challenge. It can transfer 1 486 bytes from the PLC to the Gateway and 1 486 bytes from the gateway to the PLC, 2 972 bytes in total. Support for up to 150 Modbus commands means even complex configurations with multiple nodes can be handled with ease.
Drag and drop web interface
To make sure you spend as little time as possible configuring the Communicator, we have built a graphical and responsive web-based user interface. No software needed to be installed, just open your favourite web browser and start.
Industrial temperature range
An industrial operating temperature range of -25 to +70 °C ensures the Communicator can excel under harsh conditions.
Powered by proven NP40 technology
The Communicator is built on the award-winning and proven Anybus NP40 network processor. With hundreds of thousands of NP40:s used in Embedded applications across the world, it is the industry benchmark for reliable industrial communication.
Even with sophisticated security measures, human error is still the main cause of security breaches. To simplify security, we added a physical security switch on the Communicator. It locks your configuration and prevents any access to the web-based configuration interface. Just flip it when your configuration is done and watch the padlock LED on the product light up.
Ethernet configuration port
With a dedicated Ethernet configuration port you don’t need any special configuration cable. In addition, it is easy to connect to the gateway to monitor network traffic.
Optimised for DIN-rail mounting
The slim form factor, front-facing network connectors, screw-in serial cable connector and neat cable tie ensure it is fast and straightforward to install and connect the Communicator.
When opening the Communicator web interface, you immediately see the PROFINET and serial connection status. You can even see the status of individual serial nodes. It’s also equipped with a serial log and an event log for further analysis.
Sometimes you run into a problem where you need help. That’s why we have included a support page in the user interface with contact information. There is even a button to generate a support package to simplify troubleshooting.
- Selectable RS-232/485 interface
- 3 ms serial update rate (selectable)
- Visual I/O data map to map serial data to industrial network
- Drag and drop frame builder for custom protocols, no programming required
- Trigger serial transactions from the control system with triggers
- Transfer data between serial nodes with a general data area
- Monitor and control serial nodes from the control system with a live list and data exchange control
- Ability to import Communicator Classic configuration file
- EtherCAT slave according to IEC 61158 Type 12 (ETG.1000)
- Transfer up to 1 486 bytes to and from EtherCAT
- Network cycle time down to 100 μs
- Supports CANopen over EtherCAT
- Addressing modes: Logical, Node, and Position
- Commands: APRD, ARMW, APWR, BRD, BWR, FPRD, FPRW, FPWR, FRMW, LRD, LRW, LWR
- Synchronization modes: Free Run
- Dual RJ45 Ethernet ports with 10/100 Mbit full duplex
- Daisy chaining with integrated switch
|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, PROFINET and Serial status|
|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 x Ethernet|
|Bitrate||10/100 Mbit full duplex|
|Switch.||A dual port cut-through switch|
|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)|
CERTIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS
|UL||CULUSfile number E214107|
|Environment||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
|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/disable access to the web-based configuration interface|
|Content||Gateway, power connector, start-up guide, compliance information sheet|
MEAN TIME BETWEEN FAILURE
|MTBF||> 1500000 h, Telcordia Method I Case 3 at 30° C|
Anybus Communicator – EtherCAT
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