The ENX Series AS-Interface Gateways support Modbus/TCP and Ethernet/IP protocols for seamless communication with standard and safety networks in one gateway. They also include a number of features for enhanced network performance and diagnostics retrieval. 992 I/O are handled asynchronous to the Ethernet traffic. The gateways scan every AS-i node in 150 µs, which enables up to 62 safety e-stops, magnetic switches, and safe outputs to be in one safety program.
Single master, dual master and dual master with built in safety monitor versions are available to satisfy various AS-Interface application requirements. All models come standard with integrated duplicate address, noise, and ground fault detection functions. Dual network versions feature redundant power supply connections where either power supply can fail, and the gateway will continue to run while reporting the error to the upper level system.
A memory card lets you quickly and easily program remote gateways and transfer configuration and safety programs from a failed gateway to a replacement. The memory card is an innovative approach to reducing downtime.
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