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Universal Gateway Bridges Different Industrial Networks

January 162015
Universal Gateway Bridges Different Industrial Networks

Ever had that feeling there are too many different protocols in your plant? From the sensors and actuators all the way up to the corporate offices, today’s industrial facilities are controlled by a wide variety of communication networks. Ever wish you could snap your fingers and link different data streams by magic?

With the Hilscher netTAP family of gateway modules, you can! It's the most flexible gateway yet, with hundreds of protocol combinations possible. Whether it's a simple serial bus, a classic Fieldbus or real-time Ethernet protocols, netTAP provides a common platform for a transparent conversion of industrial automation protocols—allowing you to connect networks of different I/O, PLC and OEM brands.

netTAP gateways are designed for mounting in a control cabinet or a distribution box. The modular gateway design combines the two network interfaces in a 35-mm DIN-rail mountable IP 20 housing per IEC 60715.

netTAP can be configured and diagnosed efficiently using the SYCON.net configuration interface.  Over 20 different protocols are supported. You can even write your own serial protocol in just a few hours using netSCRIPT, a scripting tool for serial protocols. The standard module is available with master and/or slave protocols on either side, with support for:

CANopen
DeviceNet
PROFIBUS
CC-Link
EtherCAT

Ethernet/IP
Modbus TCP
POWERLINK
PROFINET

SERCOS III
MB/RTU
MB ASCII RS232
RS422
RS485

Hilscher's gateway solutions are built around our versatile netX chip. ThenetX system-on-a-chip is a highly integrated network controller optimized for communication and maximum data throughput. It's the perfect solution for connecting proprietary protocols and Fieldbuses to the rest of the world.

The next time you need to update old equipment, integrate devices into a network, or modernize a line or even an entire plant—think Hilscher’s netTAP. You’re guaranteed to save money, resources and startup time! Contact Phil Marshall, CEO of Hilscher N.A., for more information.

Click here to view netTAP datasheet.

Click here to watch netTAP Gateway Commissioning Video.

 

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