Drag and drop web interface
To make sure you spend as little time as possible to configure the Communicator, we have built a graphical and responsive web-based user interface. No software need to be install, just open your favorite web browser and get started.
Transfer up to 1 500 bytes of data
Demand for more data is constantly growing and the Communicator has been equipped to handle the challenge. It can transfer 1 500 bytes from the PLC to the Gateway and 1 500 bytes from the gateway to the PLC, 3 000 bytes in total (requires large forward open). Support for up to 150 Modbus commands means even complex configurations with multiple nodes can be handled with ease.
Industrial temperature range
An industrial operating temperature range of -25 to +70 °C ensure the Communicator can excel under harsh conditions.
Powered by proven NP40 technology
The Communicator is built on the award-winning and proven Anybus NP40 network processor. With hundreds of thousands NP40:s used in Embedded applications across the world, it is the industry benchmark for reliable industrial communication.
Even with sophisticated security measures, human error is still the main cause of security breaches. To simplify security, we added a physical security switch on the Communicator. It locks your configuration and prevent any access to the web-based configuration interface. Just flip it when your configuration is done and watch the padlock LED on the product light up.
Security chip and secure boot
To meet current and future security challenges, the Communicator is equipped with the latest Anybus security chip. Secure boot ensures the firmware has not been tampered with.
Ethernet configuration port
With a dedicated Ethernet configuration port you don’t need any special configuration cable. In addition, it is easy to connect to the gateway to monitor network traffic.
Optimized for DIN-rail mounting
The slim form factor, front facing network connectors, screw in serial cable connector and the neat cable tie ensure it is fast and simple to install and connect the Communicator.
When you open the Communicator web interface you immediately see the status of the Modbus/TCP connection and serial connection. You can even see the status of individual serial nodes. It’s also equipped with a serial log and an event log for further analysis.
Sometimes you run into a problem where you need help. That’s why we have included a support page in the user interface with contact information. There is even a button to generate a support package to simplify troubleshooting.
MODBUS TCP FEATURES
|Dimensions (L x W x H) with serial and power connector||144 x 27 x 98 mm
5,67 x 1.06 x 3.85 in
|Weight||150 grams, 0.33 lb|
|Buttons and switches||Reset button and security switch|
|LEDs||Gateway, Serial and EtherNet/IP status|
|Housing material||PC ABS, UL 94 VO|
|Mounting||DIN rail (35 * 7,5/15)|