Anybus Communicator PROFINET-IRT
The Anybus Communicator is a proven and trusted protocol converter gateway that connects non-networked serial devices (RS-232/422/485) and equipment to PROFINET. The gateway performs an intelligent protocol conversion and presents the serial data to the PROFINET Master PLC/Controller as easily processed I/O data.
Typical serial applications:
Integration into PROFINET networks for serial field devices like frequency drives, sensors, actuators, human machine interfaces, barcode readers, RFID readers, industrial scales, etc.
No need for any changes to the field device. 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. Just connect, configure and you're done!