Gateway PROFIBUS-DP / Modbus RTU, ASCII, netSCRIPT
Communication technology in factory automation is currently going through a
change of technology from the established field bus technology to Real-Time
Ethernet-based systems. In the extension of field bus installations or
integration of devices that do not yet possess Ethernet interfaces there are
system transfers that need to be linked. For this purpose there are Gateways
that possess interfaces to both systems and can exchange data over them.
Alone the most important field bus systems, CC-Link, CANopen, DeviceNet and
PROFIBUS and Real-Time Ethernet systems such as EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP,
Modbus TCP, POWERLINK, PROFINET and SERCOS III result in ten systems.
With the various Master and Slave functions there are 400 possible
combinations. Taking into account simple serial protocols via RS232-, RS422-
or RS485 interfaces one easily reaches more than 1000 Gateways, a multitude
of devices that can be realized only by means of customer or
project-specific or modular methods.
The netTAP uses the flexible properties of the netX network controller
optimally and offers an economical and simple configurable solution for
The various interface are united modularly in a compact top hat housing, the
associated Firmware is loaded by means of a USB interface and configured via
a universal Windows tool per “Drag and drop”.
A quick diagnostic is provided by several LED displays and for purposes of
simple servicing or exchange of devices in the field the software and the
configuration can be saved and recreated on a MM Cans SD card.
Fieldbus to Fieldbus
Master or Slave to
Master or Slave
serial protocols with
Memory card option for
saving firmware and