Moxa Technologies announces the release of its MGate 5101-PBM-MN PROFIBUS-to-Modbus TCP gateways series.
Designed for users to easily manage their PROFIBUS devices via Modbus TCP, Moxa’s industrial Ethernet gateway solution enables PROFIBUS devices (PROFIBUS drives or meters) to be bridged to Modbus TCP master (SCADA or PLCs) with ease.
The rugged design with optional built-in optical isolation, and -40°C to +75°C wide-temperature operation ensure reliable performance in industrial applications such as oil and gas, power, process automation and factory automation.
According to Jun Chuang, product manager for Industrial Ethernet Gateways, Moxa focusses on providing an effortless and cost-efficient solution in assisting customers operating remote monitoring field devices with different protocol. Moxa’s gateway solutions will enable customers to easily perform configuration via an innovative AutoScan function in one easy click while an online MGate monitoring tool simplifies maintenance and eliminates the need to buy an extra monitoring tool.
One-click AutoScan enables easy configuration
Moxa’s MGate 5101-PBM-MN provides an innovative AutoScan function to complete gateway configuration in one easy click by detecting all connected PROFIBUS slave devices and their available I/O modules. After configuration is done, an easy-to-read data mapping table is created to assist in the configuration of Modbus TCP master settings.
Web-based I/O monitoring offers easy maintenance
The online MGate monitoring tool is a web-based I/O data monitoring tool with import/export functions for easy configuration, and records logs for troubleshooting purposes. Also supporting encryption functions such as HTTPS and SSH to prevent unauthorised access, the monitoring tool eliminates the need for customers to spend extra to get a PROFIBUS monitoring tool.