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The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between DeviceNet 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 a Scanner on the DeviceNet network and a Server on the Modbus TCP 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 Scanner interface eliminates the need for a PLC controller on the DeviceNet 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 DeviceNet Scanner interface can be used when there is no existing DeviceNet controlling PLC.

  • DeviceNet CONFORMANCE TESTED™ by ODVA
  • DeviceNetNet Specification version: Communications Adapter profile 12
  • Supports up to 63 DeviceNet Adapter/Slaves
  • Max. 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data
  • Optional Live List of the active status of the connected adapters
  • DeviceNet baudrate 125, 250, 500 kbit/s
  • Supports I/O Slave messaging: Bit strobe, Polling, Cyclic and COS
  • MacID node address setting via DIP switches
  • 1x 5-pin, 5.08 Phoenix plug connector

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  AB7630
Included components            

Gateway
Quick start documentation
USB configuration cable
Resource CD with DeviceNet master configuration software

Power supply not included

Configuration and Anybus OPC server software is available for download.

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