Ethernet/IP to PROFIBUS PA Master Gateway

Direct Integration of PROFIBUS PA Segments into Ethernet/IP Control Systems

With epGate PA it is possible to integrate up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments into Ethernet/IP. With epGate PA the engineering costs can be reduced since it re-uses existing power conditioners in technology upgrade projects. It enables configuration, parameterization and plant asset management using standard industry tools.

Similar Solutions:
epGate DP: Integrate PROFIBUS DP segments into ethernet/IP systems
epGate PB: Integrate up to 2 PROFIBUS PA segments & 1 PROFIBUS DP segment into ethernet/IP systems
epGate PN: Integrate PROFINET I/O devices into ethernet/IP systems


Key Component for Transition to State-of-the-Art Technology

  • Simple replacement of installed PROFIBUS DP/PA segment couplers
  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS PA segments without requiring modification
  • Support of common control systems e.g. Emerson DetlaV or Rockwell Control Logix
  • Support of DLR for redundant communication in the ring with EtherNet/IP

Direct Connectivity to PROFIBUS Segments

  • Acting as EtherNet/IP device (adapter) and PROFIBUS PA Master
  • Support of up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments
  • Support of up to 64 PROFIBUS devices

Configuration, Parameterization and Plant Asset Management Using Standard Industry Tools

  • Supports major EtherNet/IP engineering tools such as Studio 5000 and AMS Device Manager
  • Included CommDTM allowing use in FDT/DTM frame applications
  • EDD-based device parametrization using Siemens Simatic PDM

Simple Integration Through Add-On Instructions

  • Data access of PLC program to PROFIBUS devices without requiring detailed PROFIBUS knowledge
  • Mapping between the two protocols generated by provided tools
  • Use of Add-On Instructions (AOI) containing detailed PROFIBUS data type definitions
  • Transparent communication overcoming protocol differences
  • Optimized for usage with Allen Bradley controllers

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware epGate PA Gateway
Documentation On Website
Order Numbers  
GCA-CL-024702 epGate PA, 2 channel, EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 32 PA devices).
GCA-CL-024704 epGate PA, 4 channel, EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 64 PA devices).
Additional Products and Services  
LRL-DY-134501 dataFEED OPC Suite, Version 4.01 and higher, including all supported PLC protocols, support for OPC UA, access for any number of dataFEED OPC Tunnel Clients, for simultaneous access to a total of up to 100 OPC UA Servers, OPC Servers and OPC Tunnel Servers, and many more Functionalities such as Database and File Access, Data Exchange, Optimizer, Concentrator and Bridge
GCA-CN-024708 epGate PB, EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS Gateway. Supports 2 PA segments (up to 32 PA devices, MBP physical layer) and 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).
GCA-CN-024706 epGate DP, EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS DP-Gateway. Supports 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).

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