The Anybus X-gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC control systems and their connected devices between CANopen 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 an Slave on both networks. The data transmission between the two networks 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.
CANopen Slave settings can be made either via on-board switches, or by importing the provided .EDS file into engineering tool of the controlling PLC.
Modbus RTU network address settings made via on-board configuration switches
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