The GW-7472 is designed for data-exchanging between the Modbus RTU network and the Ethernet/IP network. It reads the register data from the Modbus RTU slaves and then publishes this data to the input register of the Ethernet/IP scanner and vice versa i.e. the output data transmitted by the Ethernet/IP scanner can also be updated to the register data of the Modbus RTU slaves.
When using the GW-7472, all of the Modbus slaves can be regarded as a single Ethernet/IP adapter. The GW-7472 allows a maximum 6 Explicit Messaging Connections and 1 Implicit Message Connection at any one time. This means that 7 Ethernet/IP scanners can connect to one GW-7472 at the same time.
The Modbus RTU master functions of the GW-7472 can scan up to 30 Modbus RTU commands. While booting up, the GW-7472 scans the pre-defined register addresses in all of the Modbus RTU slaves and updates the input and output register data of the Modbus devices accordingly.
The GW-7472's tiny form-factor makes it easy to install. Users can embed it into a machine, or it can be directly attached to a serial device. It features a powerful 32-bit MCU to efficiently handle network traffic and offers IEEE 802.3af-compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) via standard category 5 Ethernet cable.
The GW-7472 can be powered via the Ethernet cable when using a PoE switch. When there is no PoE switch on site, the GW-7472 can be powered via a DC adapter. Both power interfaces are redundant meaning that if one fails, the other will take over to supply power uninterrupted.
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