The MGate 5103 is an industrial Ethernet gateway for converting Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP or EtherNet/IP to PROFINET-based network communications. To integrate existing Modbus devices onto a PROFINET network, use the MGate 5103 as a Modbus master/slave or EtherNet/IP adapter to collect data and exchange data with PROFINET devices. The latest exchange data will be stored in the gateway. The gateway will convert stored Modbus or EtherNet/IP data into PROFINET packets so the PROFINET IO Controller can control or monitor field devices.
Easy Configuration via Web Console
The MGate 5103 Series comes with an illustrated Quick Setup guide designed to make configuration easy. With Quick Setup, you can easily access protocol conversion modes and finish the configuration in a few steps. The MGate 5103 Series also supports a GSDML export function. GSDML files can be imported into PROFINET PLCs to save time on PLC configuration.
Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP Protocol Traffic Monitor
MGate 5103 gateways support Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP Protocol Traffic Monitor for easy troubleshooting, especially during the installation stage. Communication issues could be caused by incorrect software parameters, such as slave IDs and register addresses, that were entered incorrectly, or an incorrect command configuration. With Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP Protocol Traffic Monitor, you can check the captured data and easily identify the root cause.
MGate 5103 gateways support a system log function that records events in the MGate; users can easily review log data remotely through the web console. The gateways also support status monitoring and fault protection functions. The status monitoring function notifies a PLC/DCS/SCADA system when a Modbus device gets disconnected or does not respond, in which case the process PLC/DCS gets the status of each end device and then issues alarms to notify operators.