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The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between ControlNet and Modbus TCP 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 an Adapter/Server on both networks. 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
  • 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

ControlNet Adapter settings can be made either via on-board switches, or by importing the provided .EDS file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC.

  • ControlNet CONFORMANCE TESTED™ by ODVA
  • ControlNet Specification version: Communications Adapter profile 12
  • Max. 450 bytes of Input and 450 bytes of Output data
  • ControlNet baudrate 5 Mbit/s
  • Supports Polled & Bitstrobed, I/O Change-of-state / cyclic I/O
  • Supports media redundancy
  • MacID node address setting via DIP switch
  • Network Access Port (NAP)
  • ControlNet network configuration via .EDS file
  • Can be used with RG-6 quad shielded cable
  • 2x BNC network connectors

Modbus TCP Slave settings can be made either via the built-in web interface, or by importing the provided .EDS file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC.

  • Conforms to Modbus TCP v1.0
  • Modbus TCP class 0, class 1 and partially class 2 slave functionality
  • 10/100Mbit operation in full or half-duplex
  • 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
  • Per-user security framework
  • Quality of Service (QoS) available
  • DNS Capability
  • TCP/IP settings via DHCP/ARP/Anybus IPconfig (HICP)
  • Integrated switch allowing for a daisy-chain topology
  • 2x RJ-45 ports available simultaneously. 
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
Order Code  AB7636
Included components            

Gateway
Quick start documentation
USB configuration cable

Power supply not included

Configuration and Anybus OPC server software is available for download.

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