Almost any DF1 supported device can now be connected to all major industrial networks and PLC systems.
The DF1 protocol support is provided through the free “ABC Config Tool” software used for configuring the serial sub-network of the Anybus Communicator. No programming skills are required and no changes are necessary at the field device.
The Anybus Communicator is a proven and trusted intelligent protocol converter that connects automation devices via their serial interface (RS-232/422/485). No expensive hardware changes or PLC function blocks are required.
Anybus Communicator gateways are tested and proven with all leading manufacturers of PLC's such as, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi, ABB, Omron, Hitachi, Beckhoff, Phoenix Contact, Bosch Rexroth and many more.
The latest version of the "ABC Config Tool, Version 220.127.116.11" with DF1 protocol support is available for download from the Anybus website.
For further information please visit www.globalautomation.com.au