BridgeWay Ethernet to DeviceNet Gateway

The BridgeWay™ Ethernet to DeviceNet™ Gateway (AB7603) seamlessly connects EtherNet/IP™ Scanners, and Modbus/TCP Master PLCs and HMIs to a DeviceNet Network. The AB7603 provides full DeviceNet Master (or Slave) functionality and can connect to 63 DeviceNet slave devices.

In addition to industrial automation protocols, the AB7603 supports IT protocols such as SMTP, FTP and HTTP. Remotely view statuses and data, and email and transfer files with the internal web server.

Use the AB7603 to connect information or control level networks to device level networks:

  • For remote programming or configuration on your DeviceNet networks (bridge functionality)
  • With a DCS, PLC or HMI to control or perform data collection on a DeviceNet network via EtherNet/IP or Modbus/TCP (DeviceNet Master or Slave functionality)
Ethernet to DeviceNet protocol converter
Features
  • Operates as an EtherNet/IP Adapter and Modbus/TCP Slave
  • Provides DeviceNet Master or Slave functionality on DeviceNet
  • Provides router/bridge functionality to connect EtherNet/IP to DeviceNet (CIP Routing)
  • Requires Rockwell Software’s RSNetworx™ for DeviceNet or NetTool-DN-D to configure the DeviceNet Master scan list
  • Supports Automatic Device Replacement (ADR) functionality (now 128k)
  • Supports Configuration Consistency Value (CCV) functionality
  • Supports DeviceNet Quick Connect client functionality
  • Supports configurable input safe state behavior
  • Works with ControlLogix, CompactLogix, SLC5/05, MicroLogix and other compatible PLCs, HMIs and Controllers that support native EtherNet/IP/CIP messaging and connections
  • Compatible with most Modbus/TCP Master devices
  • Provides LED network and module status indicators
  • Includes DIN rail mount
  • Rugged extruded aluminum enclosure
  • Brand label/OEM options
  • Supports FLASH field upgrades
Benefits
  • Enables connectivity between existing or new DeviceNet networks and devices that support only EtherNet/IP or Modbus/TCP on Ethernet
  • Replaces high-cost computer gateways and PLC scanners
  • Rapid installation and configuration
  • Superior product support
Specifications
  • Dimensions: L=4.96″ (126mm); W=4.30″ (109mm); H=1.65″ (42mm)
  • Operating voltage: 11 – 32 VDC
  • Operating temperature: 0 – 70°
  • EMC compliance: EN50081-2 and EN50082-2
  • Certifications: CE and cULus
  • Mechanical rating: IP20/NEMA 1
Optional Accessories

AB7603 Configuration Kit (Part No. AB7603-CFG)

  • 3 meter 9-to-9 pin serial cable to configure the module with BWConfig software
  • Latest version of AB7603 User Manual, BWConfig software, application notes and EDS file

Download Ethernet to DeviceNet Data Sheet

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