Using the Ethernet network became strategic and is a de-facto standard in industrial automation applications.

Nevertheless, much of industrial equipments don't have the Ethernet connectivity but mostly feature RS232, RS422 and RS485 interfaces, in addition, communication protocols are often completely heterogeneous.

These various interfaces and protocols represents a major problem in actual installations, their evolution creates serious concerns for interoperability.
Iintegration of such networks remains very expensive and very complex.

PROCEAM serial to Ethernet solutions enables to :

 

Build an homogeneous integration of all equipments within a same network

 

Remotely configure, monitor and administer equipments

 

Access to equipments through the Ethernet network (local or distant)

 

Build protocols data gateways (eg: serial MODBUS to MODBUS/TCP)

 

The connection of equipments which doesn't have any Ethernet interface :

   
 
PLC, CNC, robots
   
 
AC/DC motors
   
 
Display and label printer systems
   
 
Weighing machines
   
 
Laser, barcode and card readers
   
 
Security and access control systems
   
 
Power monitoring equipments, UPS ...
   
 
and other serial RS232, RS422 & RS485 factory equipments

 

Extend the limited distance of tradional serial interfaces

 

The removal of any cabling on the serial equipments (WiFi IEEE 802.11b)

 

To profit from all the assets given by the Ethernet TCP/IP network

Point to point mode or Tunnel mode enables to connect two serial equipments directly or through the network in a transparent way regardless of the Protocolused (MODBUS ASCII, MODBUS PLUS, MODBUS RTU, UNITELWAY, DF1 ...).

In the same way, the "Remote COM port" mode gives access to any serial equipment in a transparent and Protocolindependent way from any PC connected to the Ethernet TCP/IP network.

The MODBUS/TCP Protocolsupport permits to connect a serial MODBUS equipment to the Ethernet network in order to communicate with supervisors or softwares using the MODBUS/TCP Protocol.

Lastly, if you are looking for a solution to :

 

Avoid from cut cables

 

Profit from a total electrical isolation

 

Install equipments in not accessible areas or without cabling facilities

 

An extremely ease of installation

 

A reduced cabling cost near to zero

 

Connect mobile equipments to the network

 

Connect devices which are often moved for a place to another one