Connects up to 126 nodes
The SIMATIC PN/CAN LINK communications gateway lets users connect a PROFINET network to a CAN or CANopen fieldbus and exchange data between the two networks. The module gives the user the option of communicating with up to 126 CAN nodes. Configurations can be made in the TIA Portal V14 or higher. A corresponding hardware support package is available to the user. In CANopen mode, external device description files (.eds files) can be imported and exported. The SIMATIC PN/CAN LINK has an internal PROFINET switch and integrates itself seamlessly into a PROFINET network.
The gateway allows data exchange between PROFINET and CAN Bus 2.0A/B or CANopen manager or slave (according to CiA 301 and 302). It can support 512 receiver and 512 transmitter process data objects (PDOs). The gateway provides full electrical isolation between the two networks.
The gateway also offers an integrated PROFINET switch and sub-D 9-pin for CAN. Four controllers are supported: S7-1200, S7-1500, ET 200SP, OpenController.Have an Inquiry for Siemens about this article? Click Here >>