Communicator RS-232/422/485

Key Features:

The Communicator RS-232/422/485 is designed to allow devices with a serial RS-232/422/485 interface to be connected to any major fieldbus or industrial Ethernet networks. 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
• Flexible serial frame building method for almost any Request/Response or Produce/Consume protocol
• 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, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Schneider etc..
• Complete protocol conversion performed by the Communicator, no extensive PLC function blocks required
• One Communicator can connect upto 31 serial devices using its RS-485 interface
• Included “Anybus Configuration Manager” with flexbile serial frame building capabilities
• 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

Protocol: Configurable RS-232/422/485 based produce/consume, query/response ASCII

Max stations: 31 (with RS485/422)

Baud rate: 1,2-57,6 kbit/s


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