On-board CAN Master
CAN and CANopen gateways from Deutschmann Automation’s UNIGATE CM series feature an on-board CAN Master. Thereby, they can be used both, to connect CAN and CANopen networks with other protocols and to integrate CAN devices into any fieldbus or Ethernet environment.
The gateways for DIN rail installation are available for a wide range of fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet standards. In addition to CAN models, there are models for Modbus TCP, Profibus DP, MPI, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, and PROFINET. Furthermore, the devices are now optionally available with eight integrated, freely configurable I/O. Users can define each I/O as an input or output and apply their individual switching logic. The integrated I/O are configured via the same script that handles the protocol conversion and which can be programmed without special programming or fieldbus knowledge simply by means of Deutschmann’s free-of-charge Protocol Developer tool. The script is one of the special advantages of Deutschmann’s UNIGATE products – it converts the terminal device protocols and can be used to emulate complex protocols and to buffer and process data. Thereby, users no longer need to adapt the terminal device firmware. Furthermore, it supports integration of customer-specific commands, linking of functions to time or event-based triggers, and visualization of all data and statuses in the bus. Deutschmann offers to fit UNIGATE CM converters – just like all UNIGATE products – with OEM brand labels.