Modbus RTU, ASCII, TCP, EtherNet/IP To PROFINET gateways

Moxa - Modbus RTU:ASCII:TCP:EtherNet:IP-to-PROFINET gatewaysMoxa introduced their newly launched MGate 5103 and MGate 5111 industrial protocol gateways that enable fast and easy protocol conversions between Modbus devices and PROFINET/PROFIBUS-based SCADA systems and PLCs. These stand-alone protocol gateways also allow a distributed network architecture that maximizes flexibility and scalability.

In addition, they also extend the lifetime of field devices, consequently reducing costs. With an all-in-one design, these gateways convert a variety of protocols, such as Modbus RTU/ASCII/ TCP to PROFINET or PROFIBUS. Furthermore, the MGate 5103 and 5111 also help integrate EtherNet/IP PLCs into PROFINET or PROFIBUS systems.

The protocol gateways provide a variety of powerful built-in troubleshooting tools, including protocol diagnostics and traffic monitoring, that offer engineers a shortcut to find the root cause of a network breakdown.


  • Supports PROFINET IO devices
  • Supports Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP master/slave configurations
  • Effortless configuration via web-based wizard
  • Supports EtherNet/IP Adapter
  • Complete diagnosis information for maintenance
  • Embedded Modbus traffic monitoring
  • microSD card for configuration backup and event logs
  • -40 to 75°C wide operating temperature models available
  • Modbus port with 2 kV built-in isolation protection
  • Built-in Ethernet cascading for easy wiring
  • Security features based on IEC-62443

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Automating with PROFINET: Industrial Communication Based on Industrial Ethernet

Automating with PROFINET - Industrial Communication Based on Industrial EthernetPROFINET is the first integrated Industrial Ethernet Standard for automation, and utilizes the advantages of Ethernet and TCP/IP for open communication from the corporate management level to the process itself.

PROFINET CBA divides distributed, complex applications into autonomous units of manageable size. Existing fieldbuses such as PROFIBUS and AS-Interface can be integrated using so-called proxies. This permits separate and cross-vendor development, testing and commissioning of individual plant sections prior to the integration of the solution as a whole.

PROFINET IO, with its particularly fast real-time communication, fulfills all demands currently placed on the transmission of process data and enables easy integration of existing fieldbus systems. Isochronous real-time (IRT) is used for isochronous communication in motion control applications.

PROFINET depends on established IT standards for network management and teleservice. Particulary to automation control engineering it offers a special security concept. Special industrial network technology consisting of active network components, cables and connection systems, together with recommendations for installation, complete the concept.

This book serves as an introduction to PROFINET technology. Configuring engineers, commissioning engineers and technicians are given an overview of the concept and the fundamentals they need to solve PROFINET-based automation tasks. Technical relationships and practical applications are described using SIMATIC products as example.

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