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The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between Interbus Fiber Optic 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 Slave/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

Interbus Slave address settings can are automatically detected by the controlling PLC.

  • Complete Interbus functionality according to EN 50170
  • Fiber Optic features FSMA standard connectors conforming to IEC874-2 and DIN47258
  • Based on OPC chipset with support for optical diagnostics
  • Transmission Media: Plastic fibre, core 180um, clad 1000um: HCS (glass) fibre, core 200um, clad 230 um
  • Max. 20 bytes of process data (512 bytes with PCP) in each direction
  • PCP V.2.0. (0, 1, 2, or 4 words)
  • Interbus baudrate 500 kbit/s – 2 Mbit/s
  • Automatic slave address detection by controlling PLC master
  • 1x HFBR-2505C and 1x HFBR-1505C Fiber Optic 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  AB7639
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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