Anybus Communicator Serial to EtherNet/IP (AB7072)


Integrate your serial RS-232/422/485 based industrial devices and equipment to an EtherNet/IP control system without the need for any changes to the device. Just connect, configure and you're done!


The Anybus Communicator is a proven and trusted protocol converter gateway that connects non-networked industrial devices and equipment to PROFINET. The gateway performs intelligent protocol conversion and presents the serial data to the Master PLC/Controller as easily processed I/O data. 

The Communicator is a slim stand-alone gateway designed for IP20 and DIN-rail mounting, requiring a 24-volt power supply. The Communicator is conformance tested to current PROFINET specifications guaranteeing network compatibility.

The Communicator is capable of converting almost any type of serial protocol such as Modbus RTU, ASCII, DF1 or any other type of proprietary Query/Response or Produce/Consume protocol.



Features and benefits:


Saves machine builders and device manufacturers of integrating an EtherNet/IP interface.

Allows system integrators to retro-fit older automation devices into modern EtherNet/IP communication structures.

Requires no hardware or software changes to be made to the connected device.

Compatible with all PLCs with EtherNet/IP support 

Performs complete serial protocol conversion, no PLC function blocks required.

Intelligent I/O data mapping within the Communicator permits even devices with slow serial communication can be integrated without any restrictions to the upper network.

Possibility to connect up to 31 nodes via one Communicator giving inexpensive EtherNet/IP network connectivity for your devices.

Integrated Email client, FTP server and embedded webserver for diagnostics and data visualisation.

Additional support for Modbus TCP Class 0, 1 and partial Class 2.

Special Linking Device version available for Rockwell CompactLogix, ControlLogix PLC’s with seamless Studio5000 integration.

Quick Start Documentation.

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