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Ethernet/IP to PROFIBUS DP Master Gateway

Simple connection of PROFIBUS DP Slave Devices to Ethernet/IP Control Systems via Internal I/O Mapping

With epGate DP it is possible to integrate one PROFIBUS DP segment into Ethernet/IP control systems. With epGate DP the engineering costs can be reduced since it re-uses existing PROFIBUS DP segment without the requiring modification. It enables configuration, parameterization and plant asset management using standard industry tools.

Similar Solutions
epGate PA: Integrate up to 4 PROFIBUS PA 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

Overview

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

Direct Connectivity to PROFIBUS Segments

  • Single access point to PROFIBUS DP segment from EtherNet/IP networks
  • Acting as EtherNet/IP device (adapter) and PROFIBUS DP master
  • Support of one PROFIBUS DP segment

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

  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS 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

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 
HardwareepGate DP Gateway
DocumentationOn Website
Order Numbers 
GCA-CN-024706epGate DP, EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS DP Gateway. Supports 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).
Additional Products and Services 
LRL-DY-134501dataFEED 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-024708epGate 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-CL-024702epGate PA, EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PA segments (up to 32 PA devices).
GCA-CL-024704epGate PA, EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PA segments (up to 64 PA devices).
GCA-CL-024705epGate PA (for STAHL carrier), EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PA segments (up to 64 PA devices). For reverse installation position in STAHL backplane.
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