Modbus gateways opens the door to using industrial equipment in non-industrial applications for facility management. Modbus is one of the most widely used industrial network protocols available. Many types of industrial equipment are also useful in building automation applications, including PLCs, VFDs, power monitoring equipment, and more. Building management systems most often use other protocols such as BACnet. Industrial power monitoring equipment is also useful in data centers which most commonly use SNMP as the primary network protocol.
Modbus protocol converters, also known as gateways, convert Modbus protocol to other network protocols such as BACnet, SNMP, or LonWorks. Protocol conversion involves more than simply retransmitting data. Data is encoded differently in different protocols, and the gateway or protocol converter needs to understand both protocols well enough to decode and re-encode the data as necessary.
With Modbus Gateways, you can easily integrate automation components into the communication networks of modern systems that are usually incompatible with one another due to differences in technological status. Fully compliant with Modbus/TCP, our Modbus gateways offers a convenient solution for connect existing devices or controllers running the Modbus serial protocol (Modbus/ASCII or Modbus/RTU) to an Ethernet network. Featuring built-in Ethernet switches, PLC Technolgies’s Modbus gateways provide transparent connectivity between Modbus/ASCII, Modbus/RTU serial devices, and Ethernet-based Modbus/TCP equipment.
Our gateways can fulfill flexible installation and web browser configuration requirements for remote monitoring applications. Our Modbus gateway products provide a simple and cost-effective means for bringing the advantages of remote management and data accessibility to devices that otherwise cannot connect to a network, easily allowing you to convert Modbus/ASCII and Modbus/RTU to Modbus/TCP.