TRANSLATE MODBUS RTU TO IT PROTOCOLS IN REAL-TIME WITHOUT DISRUPTING, INTERRUPTING OR RECONFIGURING YOUR EXISTING NETWORKS
While a number of “Modbus to MQTT” gateways exist, most expect to act as the local Modbus master device, recovering information from a network of connected slaves. This presents a problem for operators of existing process control systems. A Modbus network can only have a single master device. To use these gateways, any existing master system has to be disconnected. That is impractical if it is running the user’s critical process.
The SmartSwarm 351 overcomes this limitation by transparently “eavesdropping”
on communications between the existing master device and the connected slaves. It non-disruptively derives the I/O status of connected devices and uses this information to provide a real time data feed to a connected IIoT architecture.
A bolt-on physical device that provides an easy and cost effective way to release and translate your Modbus RTU data, in real-time, to a wider enterprise IT environment.
Connects to the serial data line and ‘eavesdrops’ on the communications between the master and the attached slaves without impacting any performance of the existing automation system.
Acts a fully functional gateway, taking care of all of the hardware complexities and potential issues of an unattended communication system.
Designed to operate in some of the most demanding environments, is also mountable (DIN rail included), with DC power input for 24VDC rail.
Allows data to be enriched (translated) in real-time as it is being sent, providing data understandable and searchable by anyone.
Offers a variety of filters to control the flow of data to IT on an event-driven basis.
Automatic layering of authentication and encryption around published data to ensure security.
PORTS & INTERFACES (North America)
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MODBUS COMMANDS SUPPORTED
Note that for output command types, the unit interprets these as inputs to the IoT enrichment process. It does not support output of data from the IoT system
MODBUS DATA TYPES SUPPORTED