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ANC-300e multiple fieldbus and ethernet protocols in one gateway

ANC-300e: any combination of ethernet to rs-485 / ethernet to ethernet protocol conversion. $525 usd list.
(modbus rtu, ethernet/ip, modbus/tcp, profinet io, bacnet ms/tp, bacnet/ip, cc-link & many more )

The ANC-300e has the combined performance as an Ethernet and RS-485 serial converter. The gateway behaves like a protocol converter/translator that allows difficult data interchanges and connections between incompatible networks.  Protocols include:

RS485 serial Protocols:

Modbus Sniffer, A.O. Smith AIN, A.O. Smith PDNP, BACnet MS/TP Client, BACnet MS/TP Server, TCS Basys Master, MSA Chillgard Monitor, DMX 512-Master, DMX-512 Slave, M-Bus Master, Metasys N2 Master, Metasys N2 Slave, Siemens FLN Master, Siemens FLN Slave, Sullair Master, Toshiba ASD Master, Toshiba PLC Master.

Ethernet Protocols:

Ethernet/IP Client/Server, AB CSP Ethernet Client/Server, Modbus TCP/IP, Profinet IO, BACnet/IP BBMD, BACnet/IP Client, BACnet/IP Server, Baumer VeriSens Client, CC-Link IE SLMP Client, MELSEC Client/Server, Generic Socket Client/Server & GreenFumeHood Client.

ANC-300e is an easily configurable Ethernet / RS-485 converter gateway, that provides integrated communication between all the above common industrial and commercial communication networks. As part of the ANC Gateway Converter Series, the ANC-300e provides a common platform which is convenient and easy to setup in all products.

The Automation Network ANC-300e Ethernet & Fieldbus Gateway Converter allows data to be seamlessly transferred between Ethernet to Ethernet and Ethernet to RS-485 networks with simple configuration.

ANC-300e Technical Overview

The Automation Networks ANC-300e provides an IEEE 802.3 10/100BaseT Ethernet port and an RS-485 port (4-wire terminal block style). The Ethernet port allows standard CAT5-type 8-conductor unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) patch cables and allows multiple protocols to communication at the same time. The RS-485 port supports multiple protocols.

The ANC-300e alarming systems allows up to twenty individually-configurable, with email notifications. It has the ability to program a configurable network timeout action which provides a fail safe condition for each database address in case of a network interruption. You can easily construct complex data conditioning functions with  PLC-style logical, arithmetic and filtering database manipulation operations.

The embedded web server provides remote monitoring as well as a dashboard composed of a variety of gauges, meters and graphs that can be configured to provide an at-a-glance graphical overview of critical application variables in real-time.

ANC Gateway Easy-to-Use Commonality

The Automation Networks ANC-300e is a member of all the ANC Gateway Series product family. Members of this family are designed to provide a uniform interface, configuration and application experience. This commonality reduces the user’s learning curve, reducing commissioning time while simplifying support.

The ANC-300e Gateway Converter Series Features Include:

The ANC-300e converter provides a similiar, single platform configuration experience in all ANC Gateway Converters.  The setup is performed using the Microsoft Windows®-based ANC Configuration Studio, in which users can do the following:

                  • Setup protocols, network parameters, and object definitions of the client/server.
                  • Use the grapics with the real-time internal database.
                  • Automatically update device firmware
                  • Define autonomous elements such as database logic, email alarms and object failsafe values
                  • Capture, display and save serial network traffic with microsecond-precision timestamps

The ANC-300e Gateway incorporates a variety of leading-edge automation and IT technologies, such as:

                  • USB connectivity with virtual COM port support
                  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
                  • Power can be applied three different ways: via the USB cable (for configuration at a workstation), as a 7-24VDC input on the main terminal block, or via IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet / PoE (no need for a local power supply!)
                  • Internal operations managed by a pair of powerful 32-bit processors
                  • Autonomous alarm evaluation with email notification
                  • Real-time web browser-based interaction via an Adobe® Flash Player plug-in. This includes support for database interaction and a dashboard GUI with multiple windows, each of which can be configured to display data in a variety of meter/graph/gauge formats
                  • User-configurable network timeout behaviors
                  • 2-wire / 4-wire RS-485 network supports baud rates up to 115.2kbaud
                  • Desktop, panel/wall and DIN-rail mountable (all hardware included)
                  • PLC-style logical, arithmetic, trigonometric and filtering database manipulation operations allow the construction of complex data conditioning functions


ProtocolsA. O. Smith AIN Slave, A. O. Smith PDNP Master, BACnet MS/TP Client, BACnet MS/TP Server, BACnet/IP Client, BACnet/IP Server, Baumer VeriSens Client, BBMD, CC-Link IE SLMP Client, CSP Client, CSP Server, DMX-512 Master, DMX-512 Slave, Erlab GreenFumeHood Client, EtherNet/IP Client, EtherNet/IP Server, M-Bus Master, Metasys N2 Master, Metasys N2 Slave, Mitsubishi MELSEC MC Protocol Client, Mitsubishi MELSEC MC Protocol Server, Modbus RTU Master, Modbus RTU Slave, Modbus RTU Sniffer, Modbus/TCP Client, Modbus/TCP Server, MSA Chillgard Monitor, PROFINET IO, Siemens FLN Master, Siemens FLN Slave, Sullair Supervisor Master, TCS Basys Master, Toshiba ASD Master, Toshiba Computer Link Master
Power Supply7 to 24VDC, Power over Ethernet (PoE), USB
User Configuration InterfaceICC Configuration Studio via USB 2.0
Network Timeout ActionYes
Mounting OptionsDesktop, DIN-rail, Panel/Wall
Mounting Hardware IncludedYes
Configuration File Upload/DownloadYes
LED IndicatorsYes
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