Modbus TCP server to PROFIBUS DP Master

Simple connection of PROFIBUS DP Slave devices to Modbus control systems via internal I/O mapping

With mbGate DP it is possible to integrate one PROFIBUS DP segment into Modbus TCP control systems. It acts as Modbus TCP Server and PROFIBUS DP Master. With our gateways the engineering costs can be reduced since it re-uses existing PROFIBUS DP segment without the requiring modification. It enables simple configuration, parameterization and plant asset management using standard industry tools and is compatible with products of leading PLC Manufacturers.

Similar solutions:
mbGate PA: Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway - Integrate PROFIBUS DP segments into Modbus Control system
mbGate PB: Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS PA/DP Gateway - Integrate PROFIBUS DP/PA segments into Modbus Control Systems


Configuration, Parameterization and Plant Asset Management Using Standard Industry Tools

  • Supports major Modbus engineering tools such as Schneider Unity Pro or Siemens TIA Portal
  • 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 Modbus TCP networks
  • Acting as Modbus TCP Server and PROFIBUS DP Master
  • Support of one PROFIBUS DP segment
  • Support of up to 32 PROFIBUS devices

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

  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS DP segment without requiring modification
  • Easy integration into PLC programming software

MODBUS/TCP Redundancy

  • Supports the use of two redundant PLCs and two redundant gateways
  • Easily enabled via licensing
  • Full control of redundant operation mode via engineering and PLC

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware mbGate DP Gateway
Documentation On Website
Order Numbers  
GCA-EN-024806 mbGate DP, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS DP Gateway. Supports 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).
Additional Products and Services  
LRA-EN-024851     gatePlus HighAvailability. License for activating redundancy features in mbGate DP
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-EL-024802 mbGate PA, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PA segments (up to 32 PA devices).
GCA-EL-024804 mbGate PA, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PA segments (up to 64 PA devices).
GCA-EN-024808 mbGate PB, Modbus TCP to PROFIBUS Gateway. Supports 2 PA segments (up to 32 PA devices, MBP physical layer) and 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).

Softing Inc.