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The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between PROFIBUS and POWERLINK 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 the PROFIBUS network and a Slave/Device on the POWERLINK network. The data transmission is completely transparent with a maximum data capacity of 254 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 PROFIBUS network
  • Supports up to a maximum of 512 bytes of PDO + SDO Input and Output data in each direction
  • Supports up to a maximum of 254 bytes of PDO Input and Output data in each direction
  • 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 PROFIBUS Master interface can be used when there is no existing PROFIBUS controlling PLC.

  • Complete Profibus DP Master functionality according to IEC 61158
  • Controls up to 125 slaves
  • Optional Live List of the active status of the connected slaves (max 64 slaves)
  • Maximum 512 bytes of I/O data in each direction
  • Supports all baudrates up to 12Mbit/s
  • Supports multiple masters (token passing)
  • Profibus Master/Slave configuration via the included Anybus Configuration Manager Windows tool via an RS-232 configuration port
  • 1x D-Sub9 Male and 1x D-Sub9 Female connector

POWERLINK Device/Slave settings can be made either via the built-in web interface, or by importing the provided .XDD file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC. 

  • Max 254 bytes of Input and 254 bytes of Output data
  • Baud rate 100 Mbit/s Isochronous
  • Supports ring redundancy
  • POWERLINK uplink configuration via .XDD file
  • Dual port hub
  • Multiplexing
  • Poll Response Chaining
  • Supports segmented SDO transfer
  • Dual 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 AB7521
Included components  Gateway
Quick start documentation
USB configuration cable
Serial cable for PROFIBUS master configuration
Resource CD with PROFIBUS master configuration software

Power supply not included

Configuration software is available for download.

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