Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, a leading manufacturer of industrial device
connectivity products and Pepperl+Fuchs’ official North American IO-Link
competence center, is announcing a new product family within its
DeviceMaster® industrial gateway lineup. DeviceMaster EIP-MOD
gateways allow communication between EtherNet/IP controllers and Modbus
The new gateways enable EtherNet/IP controllers—such as CIP complaint
controllers that support Class 1 and Class 3 connections, including
PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, and OPC servers—to connect to Modbus master
controllers. This includes serial Modbus RTU/ASCII interfaces, Modbus
TCP interfaces, and Modbus RTU/ASCII over Ethernet TCP/IP.
DeviceMaster EIP-MOD gateways offer a paradigm shift in EtherNet/IP to
Modbus communications. They provide highly flexible EtherNet/IP
interfaces, the most advanced Modbus gateway functionality available,
and a built-in data mapping feature that provides a Modbus Concentrator
and direct EtherNet/IP controller to Modbus device communication.
Web-based setup is performed with intuitive, embedded configuration
pages that include data mapping verification and display of the shared
memory map. The extensive diagnostics web pages are designed to aid
maintenance and troubleshooting tasks.
“While other EtherNet/IP to Modbus products provide only limited
EtherNet/IP controller to Modbus/RTU serial device connectivity, the
DeviceMaster EIP-MOD gateway is designed to completely integrate
EtherNet/IP controllers and Modbus networks. Now a vast variety of
EtherNet/IP controllers, Modbus masters, and Modbus slave devices, both
locally and remotely attached, can all communicate to each other,” says
Herb Berscheid, Principal Software Engineer.
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol is excited to add the Ethernet IP to Modbus
translation functionality to its series of industrial Ethernet gateways
and protocol translators. With the DeviceMaster EIP-MOD gateways,
customers now have more visibility and control for implementing IIoT and
Industry 4.0 initiatives, while those needing to merge legacy Modbus
networks into Ethernet/IP or add Modbus devices into an existing
Ethernet/IP controlled machine or factory have an intuitive and flexible
About Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc.
For more than 35 years,
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol has manufactured quality networking and industrial
data communication products, specializing in industrial Ethernet and
device connectivity. With representation across North America, EMEA,
Asia, and Latin America, Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol sells RocketLinx® industrial
grade Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switches, IO-Link
Master industrial gateways, DeviceMaster® Ethernet
device servers and gateways and RocketPort® multiport
serial cards. Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol offers solutions for a wide range of
security, energy, industrial automation, and traffic and transportation
applications. For more information, contact Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol at +1
763-957-6000 or visit www.comtrol.com.