mbGate PA

Part No.: MPST-mbGate-PA
MODBUS TCP to PROFIBUS Gateway with PA Master Functionality



Simple connection of PROFIBUS PA Slave devices to Modbus control systems via internal I/O mapping

With mbGate PA it is possible to integrate up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments into Modbus TCP control systems. It acts as Modbus TCP Server and PROFIBUS PA Master. With our gateways the engineering costs can be reduced since it re-uses existing power conditioners in technology upgrade projects. It enables configuration, parameterization and plant asset management using standard industry tools.

Similar solutions:

mbGate PB: Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS PA/DP Gateway -  Integrate PROFIBUS DP/PA segments into Modbus Control Systems

mbGate DP: Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS DP Gateway - Integrate PROFIBUS DP segments into Modbus Control system



Key Component for Transition to State-of-the-Art Technology

  • Simple replacement of installed PROFIBUS DP/PA segment couplers
  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS PA segments without requiring modification

Direct Connectivity to PROFIBUS Segments

  • Acting as Modbus Server and PROFIBUS PA Master
  • Connects up to 4 PROFIBUS PA Segments to Modbus TCP

Configuration, Parameterization and Plant Asset Management Using Standard Industry Tools

  • Supports major Modbus engineering tools such as Schneider Unity Pro or Siemens TIA Portal
  • Included CommDTM allowing use in FDT/DTM frame applications
  • EDD-based device parametrization using Siemens Simatic PDM


Order Information

Scope of Delivery 

  • Hardware: mbGate PA Gateway
  • Documentation: On Website

Order Numbers 

  • GCA-EL-024802: mbGate PA, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PA segments (up to 32 PA devices).
  • GCA-EL-024804: mbGate PA, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PA segments (up to 64 PA devices).

Additional Products and Services

  • LRA-EN-024851: gatePlus HighAvailability, License for activating redundancy features in mbGate PA
  • LRL-DY-134501: dataFEED OPC Suite, Version 4.01 and higher, including all supported PLC protocols, support for OPC UA, access for any number of dataFEED OPC Tunnel Clients, for simultaneous access to a total of up to 100 OPC UA Servers, OPC Servers and OPC Tunnel Servers, and many more Functionalities such as Database and File Access, Data Exchange, Optimizer, Concentrator and Bridge
  • GCA-EN-024806: mbGate DP, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS DP-Gateway. Support of 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).
  • GCA-EN-024808: mbGate PB, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS Gateway. Supports 2 PA segments (up to 32 PA devices, MBP physical layer) and 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).

Fieldbus Infrastructure 

  • Installation solutionsWhen using the high-power trunk topology or FISCO, we offer in cooperation with R.Stahl, fieldbus infrastructure components with PROFIBUS PA and FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 – this ranges from power supply, physical layer diagnostics and field device couplers to termination resistors.