Weidmuller introduces the smart SL Series serial device servers designed to allow serial devices to communicate over Ethernet networks.
This latest release by Weidmuller enables serial communications equipment to be used over the Ethernet, allowing serial devices to connect to Ethernet networks effortlessly and quickly.
Weidmuller SL-COM serial device servers enable serial devices to communicate over installed copper, fibre or radio networks. The serial device servers convert serial protocol to Ethernet, allowing older equipment and products to converse with new technology.
The powerful and reliable SL Series serial device servers are available in one-port or two-port options. The servers provide a 10Mbit Ethernet port with 1.5kV isolation and the serial ports are software selectable for RS-232/422/485.
Both server options support a variety of different operating modes, can act as a TCP client or server and support UDP tunnelling for communication between two SL-COM units.
Weidmuller SL-COM serial device servers can be easily configured with the aid of an internal web page with watchdog and Brownout detection.
Modbus solutions for users include Weidmuller's SL-MOD GW Modbus gateway, which is specifically designed for industrial use and provides transparent conversion between Modbus RTU serial data (RS232 or RS485) and Modbus TCP on Ethernet. The gateway easily integrates Modbus serial devices into an Ethernet TCP network.
The SL-MOD-GW Modbus gateway can also be configured quickly and simply using a standard web browser interface with watchdog and Brownout detection.
Housed in a convenient DIN Rail mount 22.5mm in width, both the SL-COM serial device servers and the SL-MOD-GW Modbus gateway are designed compactly to save space and allow easy handling.
Featuring a 0-60ºC operating temperature range with high energy efficiency, all three units consume less than 1W of power and are suitable for use in process plants, petrochemical and chemical plants, food and beverage plants as well as laboratories.