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Serial Master – PROFIBUS IO-Device

Integrate your serial RS-232/485 based industrial devices and equipment to PROFIBUS 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 both 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 among others.

Product Information

  • Transfer up to 244 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
  • Security chip, security switch and secure boot
  • 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 control system with triggers
  • Transfer data between serial nodes with the general data area
  • Monitor and control serial nodes from control system with live list and data exchange control
  • Ability to import Communicator Classic configuration file

Transfer up to 244 bytes of data
Demand for more data is constantly growing and the Communicator has been equipped to handle the challenge. It can transfer 244 bytes from the PLC to the Gateway and 244 bytes from the gateway to the PLC, 488 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 get started.

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.

Security chip and secure boot
To meet current and future security challenges, the Communicator is equipped with the latest Anybus security chip. Secure boot ensures the firmware has not been tampered with.

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.

Optimized 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 simple to install and connect the Communicator. 

Diagnostics
When opening the Communicator web interface you immediately see the status of the PROFINET connection and serial connection. 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.

Support
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.

  • 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

GENERAL

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
IP rating IP20
Housing material PC ABS, UL 94 VO
Mounting DIN rail (35 * 7,5/15)

ENVIRONMENT

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

POWER

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

MODBUS RTU

Modes Master
Functions supported 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 22, 23
Max number of commands 150
Input data size 1 024 bytes
Output data size. 1 024 bytes

ETHERNET PORTS

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

PROFIBUS

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

CERTIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS

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

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

SECURITY

Secure boot Ensures software authenticity
Security switch Physical switch that enables/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

MEANTIME BETWEEN FAILURE

MTBF > 1500000 h, Telcordia Method I Case 3 at 30° C
Order Code  ABC3000
Included components            

Anybus Communicator – PROFIBUS

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