German man now offers an enhanced Wingate configuration for its Unigate CL series that greatly simplifies the setup of Modbus applications. All the necessary settings for connecting the gateways with terminal devices via Modbus ASCII or Modbus RTU as well as for fieldbus-side Modbus communication can now be easily configured only with Wingate. Due to the corresponding extension of the configuration tool and firmware changes of the Unigate CL-Gateways no programming effort is required.
Devices from the Unigate CL series serve as protocol converters for DIN rail mounting, which connect automation components and other devices via their serial interface with all common fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet standards. The converters are equipped as standard with RS232, RS485 and RS422 interfaces for connecting the end devices. The communication between the serial side and the bus can be made via standard protocols such as Modbus ASCII, Modbus RTU (master or slave) as well as 3964 (R) RK512, DIN measurement bus or DIN 19244. The protocol converters are available for a wide range of protocols. In addition to variants for Modbus TCP and for RS-based protocols such as Modbus RTU and Modbus ASCII, the devices are available for Profibus, MPI, Devicenet, ASi, CANopen, Lonworks, Modbus TCP, Ethercat, Ethernet / IP, Ethernet TCP / IP and Profinet. The Profinet versions comply with the V.2.25 specification.