epGatePN : Ethernet IP -> PROFINET Gateway

Ethernet IP Adapter to PROFINET Controller Gateway

Integration of PROFINET I/O Devices through mapping into Ethernet IP Control systems


The epGate PN implements a gateway between an EtherNet/IP scanner (e.g. a Rockwell PLC) and up to 32 PROFINET devices. While the gateway’s upper RJ45 socket connects to the EtherNet/IP network as a so-called Adapter (slave), the gateway acts as a PROFINET controller (master) through its lower RJ45 socket. This allows for integration of PROFINET devices and subsystems into EtherNet/IP applications. The Communication Configuration Tool that comes with epGate PN assists in defining the PROFINET configuration and provides ready to use symbolic mapping information for the EtheNet/IP PLC’s engineering software. This way the user is relieved from the error-prone task of defining data for both sides of the gateway individually.

Similar Solutions:
epGate DP: Integrate PROFIBUS DP segments into ethernet/IP systems
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

Simple Integration Through Add-On Instructions

  • Data access of PLC program to PROFINET Devices without requiring detailed PROFINET knowledge
  • Mapping between the two protocols generated by provided tools
  • Usage of Add-On Instructions (AOI), containing detailed PROFINET data type definitions
  • Transparent communication overcoming protocol differences

Time Saving Configuration Creation and Verification

  • Configuration tool for online access to PROFINET Devices via the network
  • Easy assignment of device properties
  • Early identification of discrepancies between offline configuration and real situation

Built-In Web Server For Monitoring And Interaction

  • Status information about both protocols
  • Monitoring of mapping as well as of exchanged data
  • Individual modification of FG-260 settings, including address information
  • Download and upload of all FG-260 configuration information using web server

Different Use Cases are addressed

  • Direct access from Ethernet/IP Scanner in the PLC to PROFINET field devices
  • Access to machines with internal PROFINET network by deploying I-Device capabilities
Processor Altera Cyclone V SoC with Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
Status LEDs (Gateway) PWR (power supply), RUN (running), ERR (error), CFG (configuration upload)
Status LEDs (EtherNet/IP) Net (network), Mod (module)
Status LEDs (PROFINET) SF (system fault), BF (bus fault)
Connectors 2 x IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (1 Ethernet port per protocol)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 100 mm x 35 mm x 105 mm
Weight ca 0.25 kg
Power Supply 18 VDC … 32 VDC, SELV/PELV supply mandatory
Typically 200 mA, maximum 1 A at switch-on
Operating Temperature, Horizontal DIN Rail Installation -40 °C … 55 °C (0 mm minimum distance)
-40 °C … 65 °C (17.5 mm minimum distance)
Operating Temperature, Vertical DIN Rail Installation -40 °C … 40 °C (0 mm minimum distance)
-40 °C … 50 °C (17.5 mm minimum distance)
Storage Temperature -40 °C … 85 °C
Relative Humidity 10 % … 90 %, non condensing
Cooling Convection, no fan
Mounting DIN Rail (35 mm)
Protection Class IP20
Protocols EtherNet/IP Adapter (Up to 2 input and 2 output assemblies with up to 255 Bytes data each, minimum RPI: 8 ms)
PROFINET Controller (up to 8 devices at 1 ms cycle time)
Additional Functionality Mapping application, web server
Supported Versions of Rockwell Automation PLC Programming Software V16 – V21
Emission Conformity EC Directive 2004/108/EG “Electromagnetic Compatibility“, EN 55011, Group 1, Class A
EC Directive 2004/108/EG “Electromagnetic Compatibility“, EN 55022, Class A
EC Directive 2004/108/EG “Electromagnetic Compatibility“, EN 61000, Part 6-4
FCC CFR45, Part 15 Section 15.107 and 15.109 (Class A),
VCCI Class A Information Technology Equipment 2002
Immunity Conformity EC Directive 2004/108/EG “Electromagnetic Compatibility“, EN 61000, Part 6-2
Certifications CE
EN/IEC 61010-1 and CB
EN/IEC 61010-2-201 and CB
UL 61010-1 and UL 61010-2-201
GCL-CA-010260 epGatePN

Scope of Delivery

Hardware Gateway : epGatePN
Software EDS File, Common Configuration Tool on CD-ROM, Search-and-Configure Tool
Documentation Quick Startup Guide as printed documentation, User Guide on CD-ROM

Training on demand

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FG-200 HSE/FF Gateway

Modbus TCP/FF HSE to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Gateway

Integration of up to 4 FF H1 segments into control systems via Modbus TCP or FOUNDATION Fieldbus HSE

FF Network Integration via Modbus Including Redundancy

With Softing’s FG-200FF, you can easily integrate up to four FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus (FF) H1 links into control systems supporting Modbus. The Softing FG-200FF provides redundancy and is suitable for use in ATEX zone. This device features fast access to process data, while making use of Fiedbus Foundation (FF) advantages like reduced cabling, central field device parameterization, comprehensive diagnostics, or intrinsically safe device segments. The Fieldbus foundation gateway (FG-200FF) is fully compatible with the R. STAHL bus-Carrier Series 9419 and Fieldbus Power Supply Series 9412 products for a very easy commissioning.

Easy Commissioning with the FG-200FF

  • Optional support of R. STAHL bus-Carrier Series 9419 and Fieldbus Power Supply 9412 products (cabling reduced to a minimum)
  • Modbus data import to web server reducing mapping efforts

Easy Asset Management thanks to the FG-200FF

  • Visitor mode avoiding interference with network behavior
  • Enabling asset management systems (e.g. Emerson’s AMS) and Field Device Tool (FDT) frame applications (e.g. SMART VISION, FieldMate, Field Device Manager, FieldCare, or PACTware)

The FG-200FF gateway makes easy the device redundancy

  • Redundancy link enabling device redundancy (D-3 according to FF-593)
  • Automatic mirroring of configuration data
  • Very fast redundancy switch-over between 2* FG-200FF Fieldbus foundation Gateway

All Necessary Tools Included

  • FF Configuration Tool for configuration of devices and cyclic communication
  • PACTware for device configuration and basic asset management tasks

FG-200FF vs FG-100FF

FG-110 FG-200
CPU PowerPC 805T 100 MHz Cortex A9 400 MHz
H1 Interface (MAU) Inductive coupling (no bus power required) Bus-powered (10 mA drawn from bus)
Ethernet Ports 1 2 (medium redundancy, same IP address)
Redundancy Communication Serial Link (115,2 kBit/s) and Ethernet Serial Link (1 MBit/s) only, no load on Ethernet
Cabling All connectors on front side Fieldbus: bottom
Ethernet: front
Power: top or power bus in DIN rail
Mechanical Compatibility STAHL bus carrier
Dimensions 131 mm x 47 mm x 111 mm 100 mm x 35 mm x 105 mm (- 46%)


Functionality Comments
Host Interface
Device Interface
Engineering Existing projects can be downloaded without any changes
Mechanical Dimensions Smaller in each dimension: Same cabinet can be used
Bus Power Supply 10 mA required per Link (same as for all devices and most host systems)
FISCO Power Supplies with separate host interface must provide 10 mA on host side
Cabling Different positions, different connectors: Cables have to be modified
Redundancy Management FG-100/FG-110 and FG-200 cannot cooperate as redundant pair: No replacement of FG-110 by FG-200 in run possible. Complete redundant pair of Linking Devices has to be replaced at same time.
Hardware Processor
Status LEDs (Gateway)

Status LEDs (Fieldbus)
Altera Cyclone V SoC with dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
PWR (power supply), RUN (operation), ERR (error), RDL (redundancy link)
FF H1 activity per link
Interfaces and Connectors Ethernet

FOUNDATION fieldbus H1
2 * IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T (only ETH1 supported)
Connectors: RJ45
4 FF H1 links, compliant to type 114 of FF physical layer profile
(each link capable to operate independently as Link Master and/or Time Master)
Transfer rate: 31.25 Kbit/s
Fieldbus voltage range: 9 VDC ... 32 VDC, preferred voltage: 24 VDC
Current consumption: 10 mA / link
Connectors: 3-position screw connection, galvanically isolated
Physical Properties Dimensions (H x W x D)
Power Supply

Operating / Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity
Protection Class
100 mm x 35 mm x 105 mm
Approx. 0.25 kg
18 VDC ... 32 VDC; SELV/PELV power supply mandatory
Typical input current: 200 mA, maximum input current: 1 A (allowing for in-rush current at switch-on)
No power supply to FF H1 links through FG-200 HSE/FF Modbus
-40 °C .. +70 °C / -40 °C .. +85 °C
(see detailed mounting description in user manual)
10 % ... 95 %, non-condensing
Convection, no fan
Conformal coating based on ANSI / ISA-S71.04 G3
DIN rail 35 mm
Software Protocols

FOUNDATION fieldbus H1
Modbus TCP
Device redundancy compliant to type D-3 according to specification FF-593
Conformity / Certifications CE

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Vibration / Shock

Hazardous Location Certifications

Safety Requirements
EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN55022 Limit Class A, EN55011
FCC CFR45, Part 15 Section 15.107 and 15.109 (Class A),
VCCI Class A Information Technology Equipment 2002
DIN EN 60068-2-6 Vibration / DIN EN 60068-2-27 Shock
cULus: Class 1, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D (in preperation)
IECEx: Ex nA [ic] IIC T4 Gc
ATEX: II 3G nA [ic] IIC T4 Gc
IEC/EN/UL 61010-1
IEC/EN/UL 61010-2-201 (with CB scheme)

Scope of Delivery

Hardware FG-200 HSE/FF Modbus
Software FF Configuration Tool, FDT CommDTM, PACTware on CD-ROM
Documentation Quick Startup Guide, User Manual on CD-ROM

Order Numbers


GCL-EK-024100 FG-200 HSE/FF Modbus
GCL-EK-024101 FG-200 HSE/FF Modbus, functionally identical design variant for use with R. STAHL bus-Carrier Series 9419 and Fieldbus Power Supply 9412 products

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