The Anybus Communicator Common Ethernet - Common Ethernet is an industrial protocol gateway that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between PLC control systems over EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, and PROFINET networks. The Anybus Communicator Common Ethernet – Common Ethernet is pre-loaded for PROFINET IO-device - EtherNet/IP adapter networks but by updating the firmware the device supports combinations of Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, and PROFINET networks.
Anybus Communicators are designed to ensure reliable, secure, and high-speed data transfer between different industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus networks. Very easy to install and deploy, the stand-alone gateways enable transparent data exchange between PLCs allowing you to both bridge and integrate legacy equipment into modern high-performance networks with only minimal changes to the software.
Anybus Communicators are built using the award-winning and proven Anybus NP40 industrial network processor providing network conformance, high performance, and reliability. When connecting between PLCs on different networks, extremely fast data cycling is enabled with data transfer of up to 1500 bytes in each direction, meeting most current control application needs as well as supporting future demands.
Quick installation is ensured thanks to the intuitive configuration, easy-to-understand documentation, and smart hardware and housing design.