ICP DAS’ new ECAT-2611 EtherCAT slave to Modbus RTU slave gateway

ICP Electronics Australia is introducing its new DAS ECAT-2611 EtherCAT slave to Modbus RTU gateway, for the transfer of data between networks.

The ECAT-2611 gateway module is a proven and trusted protocol converter, allowing you to seamlessly interconnect devices between EtherCAT and Modbus RTU networks. It acts as a slave on both, allowing I/O data to be neatly transferred between the two. The data exchange buffer that it provides gives easy and fast transfers, lending itself to a diverse range of applications.

Further, the ECAT-2611 can be used to connect non-networked industrial devices and equipment to an EtherCAT system. It allows serial-based RS-232/422/485 industrial devices and equipment to be easily integrated into an EtherCAT control system without the need to make any changes to the industrial device. Simply connect the ECAT-2611, configure the device, and you are ready to go.

Key features include:

  • Powerful MCU for efficient network traffic
  • Transfers I/O data between two networks
  • 2x RJ-45 EtherCAT connectors
  • Maximum 256 WORD input data and 256 WORD output data
  • Serial port interface supports Modbus RTU (Slave) Protocol, RS-232/422/485 Port, Max Baud Rate 115200 bps, and Modbus function code 03, 04, 06, 16
  • Allows system integrators to retrofit older automation devices into Modern EtherCAT communication structures, with no changes required for the connected device
  • Compatible with all PLCs that support EtherCAT
  • Complete serial protocol conversion, no PLC function blocks required
  • RoHS compliant