The Communicator enables industrial devices without a network interface to connect to all major industrial networks. It is optimized for automation devices with a Modbus-RTU interface, but has the flexibility to do so much more!
Connects devices with serial interfaces Anybus Communicator gateway family can connect almost any automation device with a serial communication interface to fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks. The Communicator performs an intelligent conversion between the serial protocol of the automation device and the chosen industrial network.
The Anybus Communicator supports RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 serial electrical signals without any change in hardware. This allows for connectivity to a broad range of serial devices. Typical serial applications include variable frequency drives, sensors, actuators, human machine interfaces, barcode readers, RFID readers and industrial scales among others. It is much more than just a standard tunneling gateway and provides full flexibility and extended connectivity options.
Compatible with all leading PLC manufacturers 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 more.
Easy installation - No programming required! No programming skills are needed to set up the Communicator as configuration is accomplished using the free, easy to use Windows™ based "ABC Config Tool". The ABC Config Tool can be used to configure almost any serial protocol including master/slave protocols such as Modbus, or other producer/consumer based protocols, standard or vendor specific. Configuring a Modbus application is as simple as running the embedded Modbus Wizard in the ABC Config Tool. The Communicator can also be easily configured to consume or produce individual dynamic serial data strings.
Save/Load function saves you time and money Another great feature with the Communicator is the Save/Load function. Once you have completed your serial configuration for one network, you can easily re-use the configuration for another Communicator supporting a different industrial network.
Qualified global support Friendly technical support teams assist you during the development of your configuration and can recommend suitable test tools for testing your application.
Powerful intelligent gateways providing unrivaled flexibility and functionality
Once a configuration is completed it can be re-used for many other industrial networks
Network enables almost any automation device with a serial RS-232/422/485 application interface
Supports all kinds of serial protocols including Modbus, produce/consume, ASCII, custom protocol
Available for all major fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks
Compatible with all leading PLC's from manufacturers such as, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Schneider etc..
Complete protocol conversion performed by the Communicator, no extensive PLC function blocks required
Easy to setup with the included ABC Config Tool. No programming required!
Global free technical support and consultancy
Custom versions with pre-loaded configuration, colors and labels available on request
No hardware or software changes are required for the connected automation device
Global Automation | Factory Automation Products
Global Automation is a leading distributor of Operator Terminals, Programmable Logic Controllers, Industrial Communication Gateways, Ethernet Communication Products and Power Supplies.
Global Automation Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd is an importer high quality factory automation products and has a comprehensive distribution channel throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Global Automation Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd was founded in 1999 and is focused on factory automation products and solutions for purchase by panel builders, machine builders, industrial users, OEM's and contractors. Our philosophy is to provide simple solutions for complex applications. Our company has steadily grown over the years by focusing on its core business of supplying factory automation to industry through partnering with some of the finest brand name companies in the Industrial Automation Business from around the globe.
Integral to the sale of products is the technical assistance and training supplied by Global Automation Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd’s national distribution and integration channel utilising over 30 years of combined experience in the application and support of automation equipment. Our line-up of industry-leading products coupled with our in-house technical resources enable us to assist you with high quality products, excellent product knowledge and superior application support.