Advantech Introduces Two New Protocol Gateways

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 10, 2017 10:25:00 AM

AEKI-1.jpgdvantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the EKI-1221IEIMB and EKI-1221IPNMB protocol gateways devices for protocol conversion from Modbus TCP to EtherNet/IP and PROFINET.

They are designed for reliable protocol extensibility and seamless integration with existing network devices. They offer a viable solution for efficiently converting data from devices with different protocol and reduce the possibility of expensive device purchases or software programming errors. With the addition of these protocol gateway devices into existing network infrastructure, customers can build a seamless data path between otherwise incompatible network devices and extend their useful life without a heavy price tag or major upgrade.

The implementation of the EKI01221IEIMB/PNMB protocol gateway series is simple and fast. They are easy to setup and configure and they are compatible with Siemens' and Rockwell HMI/PLCs. They have built-in diagnostic tool that can connect data and monitor the status of connected devices in real-time. This allows operators to utilize collected data, analyze it, and find suitable solutions to prevent potential problems. Instrument data from each machine.device can be sent via EtherNet/IP or PROFINET PLC protocol conversion for further analysis in order to monitor the condition of in-service equipment. Their fast deployment not only facilitates a productive workflow, but also enables easy machine automation management and maintenance on the shop floor. This is a crucial function for predictive maintenance management.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

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