Gateways are protocol converters. Typically, two networks to which a gateway connects use different underlying protocols. The gateway facilitates compatibility between the two protocols. Depending on the types of protocols they support, gateways can operate at any level of the OSI model. The network converters we offer as EUTO Energy provide data transfer and conversion between two identical or two different industrial automation networks. Some of the supported protocols: CAN, EtherCAT, Slave, Modbus. These converters offer the advantage of low cost and easy implementation for all types of data conversion and can be easily used between serial bus, classical Fieldbus, Ethernet, Real-Time Ethernet applications or their combinations.
Protocol conversions are pre-programmed and optionally loaded into the device as firmware. Conversions that need the same physical network interface can be managed by a single device variant.