Communicator - Protocol Converter Gateway
The Anybus Communicator CAN series makes it possible to integrate devices with a CAN port to all popular fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks without the need for any hardware or software changes to your device. Industrial devices with CAN based protocols can be easily integrated into popular networks such as PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, Modbus-RTU, ControlNet, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and Modbus-TCP.
All data between the fieldbus and the CAN network is transferred through an internal memory buffer inside the Communicator. This method of data exchange also permits CAN devices with slow communication to be integrated into high-speed fieldbus/Ethernet networks without any restrictions. The Communicator appears as a standard I/O module on the fieldbus/Ethernet side.