Contributing author: Linda Wardell, Channel Distribution Sales Representative, Hilscher
Hilscher’s netTAP 50 Gateway is a fast and economical way to provide integration and data conversion of a single field device into any higher-level network.
A protocol converter for simple conversions, netTAP 50 converts 1-port Real-Time Ethernet, fieldbus and serial automation protocols. Slave to slave or slave to master conversions are supported. As a master, netTAP 50 provides full master functionality to one slave device only. This makes it easy to integrate a single field device into any higher-level network.
netTAP is configured and diagnosed by the universal FDT/DTM technology-based configuration tool SYCON.net. LED indicators are visualizing status information for rapid on-site diagnostics. The protocol conversions are preprogrammed and loaded as firmware into the device on demand. Conversions needing the same physical network interface can be managed by a single device variant. So, a device can be for example a PROFIBUS slave on one hand or a PROFIBUS master by a simple firmware change on the other.
To learn more about Hilscher’s netTAP 50 Gateway, download the data sheet.
If you have additional questions, contact your Standard Electric Supply Co. account manager or call 1-800-776-8222.