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The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between PROFIBUS and PROFINET-IRT 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 Device on the PROFINET-IRT network. The data transmission is completely transparent with a maximum data capacity of 512 bytes in each direction.

The Anybus .NET Bridge acts as a bridge between a function block in a PLC and a .NET solution in a PC.

    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 PROFIBUS and PROFINET-IRT networks (10-15 ms)
    • Proven and tested with all PLC manufacturers
    • The powerful Master interface eliminates the need for a PLC controller on the PROFIBUS 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 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
    • EtherNet/IP ODVA CT14 conformance certified
    • Allocates up to 256 bytes of I/O data
    • 100Mbit/s
    • Ethernet/IP uplink configuration via .EDS file
    • Provided functional blocks for Studio 5000
    • Connectivity via 2x RJ45 connectors

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

    • Complete PROFINET RT and IRT functionality specification 2.3
    • Conformance tested supporting Class A, B, and C
    • Max 512 bytes of Input and 512 bytes of Output data
    • Baud rate 10/100 Mbit/s Isochronous cycle times 0.25 to 4 ms (25 Us increments)
    • SNMP-MIBII support
    • TCP/IP Configuration via DCP (Discovery and Configuration Protocol)
    • LLDP (Linked Layer Discovery Protocol)
    • Support for I&M (Identification & Maintenance)
    • PROFINET uplink configuration via .GSDML file
    • Dual port cut-through switch
    • Dual RJ-45 ports available simultaneously
    • PROFINET Asset Management
    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  AB7500
    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 and Anybus OPC server software is available for download.

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