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The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between AS-Interface and PROFINET networks

The X-gateways primary function is with the fast transfer of cyclic I/O data between the two networks. This offloads your PLC from working with additional calculations. The gateway acts as a Master on AS-Interface network and a Device/Slave on the PROFINET network. The data transmission is completely transparent with a maximum data capacity of 512 bytes in each direction.

Easy Configuration – No programming required!

The connection between the two networks is quickly set up in the Anybus Configuration Manager software, included with the X-gateway. No programming skills are needed to set up the X-gateway. As factory default, the X-gateways have a pre-defined I/O size of 20 bytes I/O.

Product Information

  • Fast copying of cyclic I/O data between the two networks (10-15 ms)
  • Proven and tested with all PLC manufacturers
  • Powerful Master interface eliminates the need for a PLC controller on the AS-Interface network
  • Supports up to a maximum of 512 bytes of Input and Output data in each direction
  • Possibility to build web pages displaying and controlling a factory floor process with data from the other connected network
  • Fast, dynamic transfer of fieldbus data to e.g. SCADA/HMI/Enterprise level systems based on Microsoft Windows, via the included Anybus OPC server
  • Optional control status information added to I/O data for diagnostic purposes
  • Robust stand-alone housing for use in harsh industrial environments
  • Global free technical support and consultancy

An Anybus X-gateway with an integrated AS-Interface M4 Master interface can be used when there is no existing AS-Interface controlling PLC.

  • Complies to AS-Interface 3.0 specification
  • Controls up to 62 AS-Interface slaves
  • Optional Live List of the active status of the connected slaves
  • Supports Combined Transaction Types 1, 2, 3, 4 and 51
  • Up to 248 digital inputs and 186 digital outputs
  • Up to 124 (16-bit) analog values
  • AS-Interface baudrate 167 kbit/s
  • Synchronous I/O (optional)
  • On-board configuration button
  • 1x D-sub 9-pin male connector (RS-232) for terminal-based monitoring and configuration
  • 2x 2-pin 5,08 Phoenix plug connectors

PROFINET IO Device/Slave settings can be made by importing the provided .GSDML file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC. 

  • Complete PROFINET-IO Soft-Real-Time (RT) communication
  • Max 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data
  • Up to 64 slots / 1 sub slot
  • Cyclic data exchange (10 ms cycle time)
  • Acyclic Data exchange (Record Data Requests) 
  • Baud rate 100 Mbit/s
  • Integrated FTP server provides easy file management using standard FTP clients
  • Web server with dynamic data capability and Server Side Include (SSI) capability
  • Email client with dynamic data capability and Event-triggered email handling
  • TCP/IP Configuration via DCP (Discovery and Configuration Protocol)
  • PROFINET uplink configuration via web interface or .GSDML file
  • 1x RJ45 network connector
Dimensions (L•W•H)   114 x 44 x 127mm or 4,49 x 1,73 x 5,00″
Weight 400g or 0,880 lbs
Operating temperature -25 to +65 °C  or  -13 to +149 °F
Storage temperature -40 to +85 °C  or  -40 to +185 °F
Power supply 24 VDC +/- 20% via 2-pole 5.08 mm Phoenix pluggable screw connector
Current consumption     max. 400mA (Typical 200mA)
Enclosure material  Aluminium and plastic
Installation position Vertical / Flat*
Galvanic isolation YES, on both BUS/Ethernet side
Mechanical rating IP20, NEMA rating 1
Mounting DIN-rail (EN 50022 standard)
I/O configuration via USB port with Anybus Configuration Manager software
Certifications CE, CULUSRoHS
Dimensions (L•W•H)   114 x 44 x 127mm or 4,49 x 1,73 x 5,00″
Weight 400g or 0,880 lbs
Operating temperature -25 to +65 °C  or  -13 to +149 °F 
Storage temperature -40 to +85 °C  or  -40 to +185 °F 
Power supply 24 VDC +/- 20% via 2-pole 5.08 mm Phoenix pluggable screw connector  
Current consumption     max. 400mA (Typical 200mA)
Enclosure material  Aluminium and plastic
Installation position Vertical / Flat*
Galvanic isolation YES, on both BUS/Ethernet side
Mechanical rating IP20, NEMA rating 1
Mounting DIN-rail (EN 50022 standard)
I/O configuration via USB port with Anybus Configuration Manager software
Certifications CE, CULUSRoHS

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