Amplicon is introducing the new MGate 5102, an IT-friendly Ethernet gateway for optimising PROFIBUS/PROFINET automation networks.
One of the biggest advances in industrial manufacturing in recent years is the trend of connecting all management processes, as well as control and field level devices to one network. As well as this, operators are looking for economical ways of connecting legacy devices to a network, especially options that leverage existing IT management technologies. In answer to this need, Amplicon is releasing the MGate 5102-PBM-PN PROFIBUS-to-PROFINET gateways, which feature IT management tools to provide a second level of protection for automation networks.
The MGate 5102-PBM-PN has a rugged design with optional built-in optical isolation, -40 to 75degC-wide temperature operation, and microSD card for configuration backup, ensuring reliable performance for use in industrial applications such as oil & gas, power, process automation, and factory automation.
Michael Whitehead, Amplicon's Data Communication Product Specialist, comments: "The MGate 5102-PBM-PN gateways not only provide innovative technology that can bridge PROFIBUS devices (PROFIBUS drives or meters) to PROFINET masters (SCADA or Siemens PLCs) with ease, but also leverage IT management tools for effortless management".
Follow the link for further product technical details and documentation, and a product overview video for the MGate 5102 can be watched here. For further details about Amplicon please visit www.amplicon.com.