The netTAP 151 gateway transmits I/O data bi-directionally between any two industrial Real-Time Ethernet networks. NetTAP 151 is the ideal solution for plants with homogeneous and heterogeneous networks to exchange data across network boundaries. With more than 40 different combinations of the protocols PROFINET, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, POWERLINK, Sercos, and Open Modbus/TCP, netTAP 151 offers a solution for any conversion.
The integration as a simple I/O device into the primary network makes the converter compatible with any PLC. In the secondary network, netTAP 151 works as an I/O device or it controls the subordinate network as a bus master. The length of the I/O data can be configured as required for any application. The I/O data of the primary network can be mapped to those of the secondary network, and vice versa.
Two Ethernet controllers, each connected to two Dual Ethernet ports with an integrated switch, provide for a secure network separation. Star, ring, and inline network topologies can thus be realized without further peripherals. Both controllers work independently from each other and only exchange the I/O data via a data buffer. The data processing time achieved is less than 10 ms.
The devices can be ordered with or without preloaded firmware and license. The use of devices that are not preloaded, reduces the storage costs. Subsequent loading of the firmware makes the devices flexible for further applications. The USB connector serves to diagnose and commission all devices regardless of the network.