Standard Ethernet devices can be integrated into all modern, commonly used Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet systems with the Gateway series UNIGATE EL from Deutschmann Automation. System manufacturers that use these gateways save themselves time-consuming development of suitable network interfaces. Adaption of the device firmware is not necessary. A quick and easy configuration is ensured with the software WINGATE developed by Deutschmann.
The series is based on the established Protocol converter UNIGATE CL. In addition to RS232, RS485 and RS422 standard interfaces, a Fast Ethernet interface is also provided. After entering the network-specific data, such as IP address, the device is immediately ready for use for communication via TCP/IP. If another transport protocol is used for communication, easy configuration follows via WINGATE. Adjustable parameters are context-sensitive displayed, dependent on the changed transport protocol.
The UNIGATE CM is used as an Industry 4.0 core component in devices, which operate internally with CAN or CANopen and are to be connected to other popular Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet systems. With the Deutschmann developed software WINGATE, the reliable components can be quickly and easily configured and immediately be put into operation.
Besides RS232, RS485 and RS422 standard interfaces, the UNIGATE CM CANopen Gateway has an additional CAN/CANopen master interface with Mini-Master functionality. Hence, the gateways can connect both CANopen networks and individual CANopen devices into higher-level networks. Adaptation of the device-firmware is not necessary.
After configuration of the parameters, the gateway is immediately ready for communication. The adjustable values are context-sensitive displayed, dependent on the selected function parameters.
Furthermore, the module can be very flexibly programmed with the Deutschmann developed script language.