MGate 5111 industrial Ethernet gateways convert data from Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP, EtherNet/IP, or PROFINET to PROFIBUS protocols. All models are protected by a rugged metal housing, are DIN-rail mountable, and offer built-in serial isolation.
Modbus is one of the most widely used industrial communication protocols, and EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and PROFIBUS are commonly used in factory automation and process automation. The MGate 5111 supports both Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP master and slave modes, so that you can easily connect your Modbus device to PROFIBUS PLCs or DCSs, such as Siemens PLCs.
For system integration, the MGate 5111 can connect to EtherNet/IP PLC/SCADA systems, such as Rockwell Automation PLCs, to PROFIBUS PLC/DCS systems, or between a new Siemens PLC system that supports PROFINET to an existing PROFIBUS system. The MGate 5111 gateways are designed for easy configuration and quick maintenance. A handy web console can be used to implement remote maintenance tasks, and the configuration wizard UI lets you quickly set up your gateway. A comprehensive collection of troubleshooting tools reduce configuration time and system downtime. The rugged design is suitable for industrial applications, such as factory automation, power, oil and gas, water and wastewater, and other process automation industries.
The MGate 5111 Series has a user-friendly interface that lets you quickly set up protocol conversion routines for most applications, doing away with what were often time-consuming tasks in which users had to implement detailed parameter configurations one by one. With Quick Setup, you can easily access protocol conversion modes and finish the configuration in a few steps.
The MGate 5111 supports a web console and Telnet console for remote maintenance. Encryption communication functions, including HTTPS and SSH, are supported to provide better network security. In addition, system monitoring functions are provided to record network connections and system log events.
A Variety of Maintenance Functions
The MGate 5111 supports Protocol Diagnose and Traffic Monitor for easy troubleshooting, especially during the installation stage. Communication issues caused by incorrect software parameters, such as slave IDs and register addresses, or incorrect command configurations, can be fished out with Protocol Diagnose and Traffic Monitoring, which let you capture and check data to easily identify root causes.
MGate 5111 gateways also support status monitoring and fault protection functions. The status monitoring function notifies a PLC/DCS/SCADA system when a Modbus device gets disconnected or does not respond, in which case the process PLC/DCS gets the status of each end device and then issues alarms to notify operators. When a PROFIBUS cable gets disconnected, the fault protection function executes actions on end devices identified by a predefined value set by the user.