Echochange

echochange

Ethernet Gateway for the Connection of Different Controllers

The echochange protocol converter supports Ethernet TCP/IP protocols of such leading manufacturers as Siemens, Schneider Electric and Rockwell Automation. This simple protocol conversion makes communication between automation systems of different manufacturers quick and easy.

 

Protocol Conversion for Data Exchange between Multi-Vendor Automation Systems

  • Integration of robust control technology without having to adjust control software
  • Combination of separate networks with different media via configured connections
  • Connection of physically separate networks with different media or heterogeneous networks with identical medium
  • Connection of data from different control systems via allocation tables
  • Bi-directional conversion and writing of PLC data via configured connections
  • Analysis of device functionality and extensive Ethernet diagnostics

Support of Multiple Industrial Standard Protocols

  • Support of TCP, UDP, IP, ISO (H1), ISO on TCP (RFC1006), PLC Header, EtherNet/IP Ethernet protocols
  • Linking of computers with TCP/IP to ISO (H1) networks
  • Remote maintenance of ISO (H1) networked controllers via TCP/IP
  • Routing support for controllers

Investment Protection and IT Maintenance Cost Reduction

  • Standard component for extending functionality without modifying existing systems
  • Very easy configuration through straight-forward project import without requiring control modifications and programming skills
  • Remote configuration and diagnosis via remote maintenance if required
  • No need for additional PC with software updates and additional administration
  • Working for years once configured – untouched, without updates, and with zero maintenance costs
  • Supporting plug-and-go replacement if required based on configuration data stored on SD card
Ethernet Addressable Controllers Siemens S7 and S5, Rockwell Automation ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5 and SLC-500, Modbus TCP controllers (e.g. Schneider Electric, Phoenix, Contact Wago, Beckhoff), Mitsubishi (Melsec-Q), etc.
Ethernet Protocols TCP/IP, RFC1006 (ISO on TCP), ISO (H1), EtherNet/IP, AB Ethernet, S5, S7, CLX, SLC, Send/Receive (raw data / socket), TCP/IP with PLC header, Modbus TCP, Melsec-Q, DLMS, DCU
Protocol Conversion
  • RFC1006: to ISO(H1), CLX/SLC, AB Ethernet, Melsec-Q, Modbus TCP
  • ISO (H1): to RFC1006, ISO(H1), CLX/SLC, AB Ethernet, Melsec-Q, Modbus TCP
  • Modbus TCP: to RFC1006, CLX/SLC, AB Ethernet, Melsec-Q
Ethernet Interfaces 2xTP (RJ45), 10/100MBit/s
Power Supply 24VDC, ca. 0,3A
Ambient Conditions Operating Temperature: 0 to 55 °C,  Storage Temperature: -20 to 70 °C
Dimensions (HxWxL) 131mm x47mm x 111mm
Weight ca. 0,4kg
Mounting 35mm DIN Rail
Protection Class IP20
Certifications CE, FCC, VCCI
GPL-YY-142101 echochange, Maximum 10 Connections;
Connectors: 2xEthernet
LRA-YY-142001 Upgrade echochange: Maximum 30 Connections

Additional Products and Services

700-5596-04 AC Adapter, 24VDC, Euro, UK, or USA
120-1010-05 Telephone support: application consulting, fees charged on a time and materials basis
110-1000-01 Training “Industrial Ethernet: Troubleshooting in Automation Plants“, 3 days

Scope of Delivery

Hardware Protocol converter echochange, SD Card 2 GB, connector for power supply*
Software Configuration software NetCon on CD-ROM
Documentation Quick Start leaflet, integrated help , product manual on CD-ROM

* A plug-in powerpack is not included. If necessary, please order this separately.

For training courses, please ask

Connector Power Pack 24 V DC

Country-specific connector power packs are available. Note: A connector power pack is not included in the delivery of the echochange. If necessary please order it separately.

Technical Details

100 – 240 V AC, 47 – 63 Hz, sec. 24 V, 1,25A

pnGate PA

PROFINET to PROFIBUS PA Gateway (pnGate PA)

Direct PROFIBUS PA Segment Integration into PROFINET Control Systems

  • Re-use of Existing Power Conditioners in Technology Upgrade Projects
  • No PROFIBUS DP Intermediate Segment required
  • Prepared for Integration in Standard Engineering and Plant Asset Management Tools

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

  • Simple replacement of installed PROFIBUS DP/PA segment couplers
  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS PA segments without requiring modification
  • Support of PROFINET redundancy for increased reliability

Direct Connectivity to PROFIBUS Segments

  • Acting as PROFINET Device and PROFIBUS PA Master
  • Support of up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments

Configuration, Parameterization and Plant Asset Management Using Standard Industry Tools

  • Supports major PROFINET engineering tools such as TIA Portal, Step7 and PC WORXS
  • Included CommDTM allowing use in FDT/DTM frame applications
  • EDD-based device parametrization using Siemens Simatic PDM
Technical Details
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), CFG (configuration and update)
SF (system fault), BF (bus fault)
Interfaces and Connectors Ethernet

PROFIBUS PA

2 * IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T, embedded PROFINET switch for daisy chain topology
Connectors: RJ45
Protocol: PROFINET RT / IRT, Support of PROFINET redundancy protocols
RESTful API interface for device configuration
Up to 4 PROFIBUS PA (MBP) segments (refer to the section “Order Numbers”),
Bus-powered Medium Attachment Unit (MAU): Fieldbus voltage range: 9 VDC … 32 VDC,
current consumption 10 mA,
Connectors: 3-position screw connection, galvanically isolated
Physical Properties Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight
Power SupplyOperating / Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity
Cooling
Coating
Mounting
Protection Class
100 mm x 35 mm x 105 mm
About 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 PROFIBUS PA segments through pnGate PA
-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
IP20
Scope of Delivery
Hardware pnGate PA Gateway
Software GSDtoGSDML Converter, FDT CommDTM, PACTware, Drivers and Tools
Documentation On CD-ROM
Order Numbers
GCA-AL-024602 pnGate PA, PROFINET to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PROFIBUS PAsegments (up to 32 PA devices).
GCA-AL-024604 pnGate PA, PROFINET to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PROFIBUS PAsegments (up to 64 PA devices).
GCA-AL-024605 pnGate PA (for STAHL carrier), PROFINET to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 64 PA devices). For reversed mounting position on STAHL backplane.
Additional Products and Services
GCA-AN-024608 pnGate PB, PROFINET to PROFIBUS Gateway. Supports up to 2 PROFIBUS PAsegments (up to 32 PA devices, MBP physical layer) and 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).
GCA-EL-024802 mbGate PA, Modbus/TCP to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 32 PA devices).
GCA-EL-024804 mbGate PA, Modbus/TCP to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 64 PA devices).

pnGATE PB

PROFINET to PROFIBUS DP/PA Gateway (pnGate PB )

With the pnGate : Direct Integration of PROFIBUS DP and PA Segments into PROFINET Control Systems

  • Re-use of Existing Power Conditioners in Technology Upgrade Projects
  • No PROFIBUS DP Intermediate Segment required
  • Prepared for Integration in Standard Engineering and Plant Asset Management Tools
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Key Component for Transition to State-of-the-Art Technology with the pnGATE PB from Softing

  • Simple replacement of installed PROFIBUS DP/PA segment coupler
  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS segments without requiring modification
  • Support of PROFINET redundancy for increased reliability

Direct Connectivity to PROFIBUS Segments

  • Single access point to PROFIBUS DP and PROFIBUS PA segments from PROFINET networks
  • Acting as PROFINET Device, PROFIBUS PA and PROFIBUS DP Master
  • Support of one PROFIBUS DP segment and up to two PROFIBUS PA segments

The pnGate PB, allows you configuration, parameterization and plant Asset Management using standard industry tools

  • Supports major PROFINET engineering tools such as TIA Portal, Step7 and PC WORXS
  • Included CommDTM allowing use in FDT/DTM frame applications
  • EDD-based device parametrization using Siemens Simatic PDM
Technical Details
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), CFG (configuration and update)
SF (system fault), BF (bus fault)
Interfaces and Connectors Ethernet

PROFIBUS PA

PROFIBUS DP-V0 / V1

2 * IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T, embedded PROFINET switch for daisy chain topology
Connectors: RJ45
Protocol: PROFINET RT / IRT, Support of PROFINET redundancy protocols
RESTful API interface for device configuration
2 * PROFIBUS PA (MBP) segments,
Bus-powered Medium Attachment Unit (MAU): Fieldbus voltage range: 9 VDC … 32 VDC,
current consumption 10 mA,
Connectors: 3-position screw connection, galvanically isolated
1 Segment with RS485 Physical Layer, Connector: 9-pin Sub-D socket
Physical Properties Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight
Power SupplyOperating / Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity
Cooling
Coating
Mounting
Protection Class
100 mm x 35 mm x 115 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 PROFIBUS PA segments through pnGate PB
-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
IP20
Scope of Delivery
Hardware pnGate PB Gateway
Software GSDtoGSDML Converter, FDT CommDTM, PACTware, Drivers and Tools
Documentation On CD-ROM
Order Numbers
GCA-AN-024608 pnGate PB, PROFINET to PROFIBUS Gateway. Supports up to 2 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 32 PA devices, MBP physical layer) and 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).
Additional Products and Services
GCA-AL-024602 pnGate PA, PROFINET to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 32 PROFIBUS PA devices).
GCA-AL-024604 pnGate PA, PROFINET to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 64 PROFIBUS PA devices).
GCA-AL-024605 pnGate PA (for STAHL carrier), PROFINET to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 64 PROFIBUS PA devices). For reversed mounting position on STAHL backplane
GCA-EL-024802 mbGate PA, Modbus/TCP to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 2 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 32 PROFIBUS PA devices).
GCA-EL-024804 mbGate PA, Modbus/TCP to PROFIBUS-PA Gateway. Supports up to 4 PROFIBUS PA segments (up to 64 PROFIBUS PA devices).

( coming soon )

pnGate PA/PB Configuration in TIA Portal

Easy Parameterization of PROFIBUS PA Devices in SIMATIC PDM with pnGate PA

FG-260

FG-260 : Ethernet IP -> PROFINET Gateway

FG-260

FG-260 : EtherNet/IP to PROFINET Gateway with PROFINET Controller Functionality

The FG-260 implements a gateway between EtherNet/IP and PROFINET networks. It supports EtherNet/IP Adapter and PROFINET Controller functionality. The integration in PLC programs is provided via EtherNet/IP means, while the PROFINET communication is defined using a configuration tool (e.g. Communication Configuration Tool as included in scope of delivery). The runtime operation can be monitored and adjusted using a built-in web server.

FG-260 Gateway

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
Hardware
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
Software
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 FG-260

Scope of Delivery

Hardware Gateway FG-260
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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