Any bus communicator DF1

Key Features:

The Any bus communicator is designed to allow industrial devices with a Rockwell DF1 serial interface to Connect to the major fieldbus or industrial Ethernet networks. As The Communicator performs an intelligent conversion between the serial protocol of the automation device and the chosen industrial network.

• Proven and trusted intelligent gateways providing unrivaled flexibility and functionality
• Once a configuration is completed it can be re-used for many other industrial networks
• Network enables almost any automation device with a serial RS-232/422/485 DF1 interface
• No hardware or software changes are required for the connected automation devicel
• Available for all major fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks
• Compatible with all leading PLC’s from manufacturers such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Schneider etc..
• Complete protocol conversion performed by the Communicator, no extensive PLC function blocks required
• One Communicator can connect upto 31 serial DF1 devices using its RS-485 interface
• Included Configuration Manager with an easy visual DF1 configuration. No programming required!
• Global free technical support and consultancy
• Custom versions with pre-loaded configuration, colors and labels available on request
• 3 year product guarantee from date of shipment

Product Details

Communicator DF1

Protocol: DF1 Master, Half duplex

Max stations: 31 (with RS485/422)

Baud rate: 2,4-38,4 kbit/s

Physical standards: RS232/422/485


UL File number: E203225

Hazardous Locations: CLASS 1, DIVISION 2, GROUPS A, B, C AND D, T4

CE: 2004/108/EC

Electrical Characteristics

Power: 24 VDC +/- 10 %
Current consumption: Max 300 mA, Typical 100 mA

Hardware Characteristics

Reverse voltage protection: Yes

Short circuit protection: Yes

Galvanic isolation on subnetwork: Yes

MTTF: >550 000 h

Environmental Characteristics

Operating temp: 0 to 55 C

Relative Humidity: 0-95 % non-condensing

Immunity and emission for industrial environment

Electrostatic discharge: +/- 4 kV

Electromagnetic RF fields:
– 10 V/m 80 MHz – 1 GHz
– 3 V/m 1,4 GHz – 2,0 GHz
– 1 V/m 2,0 GHz – 2,7 GHz

Fast Transients: +/- 1 kV

Surge protection: +/- 1 kV

RF conducted interference: 10 V/rms

Emission: (at 10 m)
40 dB 30 MHz – 230 MHz
47 dB 30 MHz – 1 GHz