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This unit replaces the Anybus AB7007/AB7072 Communicator

Integrate your Modbus RTU based industrial devices and equipment to EtherNet/IP 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.

Product Information

  • Transfer up to 1 448 bytes of data in both directions (requires large forward open)
  • 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 1 448 bytes of data
Demand for more data is constantly growing and the Communicator has been equipped to handle the challenge. It can transfer 1 448 bytes from the PLC to the Gateway and 1 448 bytes from the gateway to the PLC, 2 896 bytes in total (requires large forward open). Support for up to 150 Modbus commands means even complex configurations with multiple nodes can be handled with ease. 

EtherNet/IPTM Device Level Ring
To make sure communication can continue to flow even when cables break, the Communicator supports Device Level Ring with Beacon Mode for media redundancy, network fault detection and network fault resolution.

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.

Security switch
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
  • EtherNet/IP adapter mode
  • Transfer up to 1 448 bytes to and from EtherNet/IP (2896 bytes total)
  • Class 1 and Class 3 connection for process data
  • Device Level Ring (beacon mode)
  • Quick Connect class B
  • Dual RJ45 Ethernet ports with 10/100 Mbit full duplex
  • Daisy chaining with integrated switch


Dimensions (L x W x H) with the serial and power connector 144 x 27 x 98 mm
5,67 x 1.06 x 3.85 in
Weight 150 grams, 0.33 lb
Buttons and switches Reset button and security switch
LEDs Gateway, Serial, and EtherNet/IP status
IP rating IP20, NEMA rating 1
Housing material PC ABS, UL 94 VO
Mounting DIN rail (35 * 7,5/15), EN50022


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-pole Phoenix plug
Protection Reverse voltage protection and short circuit protection

Serial RS232/485 Port

Ports 1 x RS232/RS485
Baud rate 1200 bps to 128 kbps
Max stations 31
Isolation Galvanic isolation
Connector 7-pole Phoenix connector
Max nodes 31


Modes Master
Functions supported 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 22, 23
Max number of commands 150
Input data size 1 500 bytes
Output data size. 1 500 bytes


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


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

Certifications and standards

CE 2014/30/EU
EMC 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
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
IEC 60068-2-6
Waste certification WEE


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


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

Product packaging

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

Mean time between failure

MTBF   > 1 500 000 h, Telcordia Method I Case 3 at 30° C

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