The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between AS-Interface and Modbus RTU 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 AS-Interface network and a Slave on the Modbus RTU network. The data transmission is completely transparent with a maximum data capacity of 512 bytes in each direction.
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.
An Anybus X-gateway with an integrated AS-Interface M4 Master interface can be used when there is no existing AS-Interface controlling PLC.
Modbus RTU network address settings made via on-board configuration switches
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