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Gateway & Linking Devices

We offer a range of Gateway and Linking Devices to connect one network technology to another. Additional linking devices are available through our Encompass™ Partners.

Features

  • Network linking devices reduce control device costs by leveraging existing network structures to access data on other networks
    • Seamlessly connect your information- or control-level networks with your device-level network
    • Bridge from your EtherNet/IP™ or ControlNet™ network to support FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus devices for process applications
    • Enable gateway functionality between ControlNet, EtherNet/IP™, and DH+/Universal Remote I/O networks for ControlLogix® systems
  • Encompass™ Partner products support additional networks
    • Bridging of CIP networks to Modbus, PROFIBUS DP, and other networks
    • Linking EtherNet/IP or ControlNet to PROFIBUS-PA networks
    • Connectivity between DF1 and DH-485 to other networks
    • Linking between other industrial networks

Products

  • ControlNet-Fieldbus Configuration Tool
  • ControlNet to DeviceNet Linking Device
  • ControlNet to FOUNDATION Fieldbus Linking Devices
  • ControlNet to Profibus-PA Linking Devices
  • Data Highway Plus and DH-485 Linking Devices
  • EtherNet/IP to DeviceNet Linking Device
  • EtherNet/IP to FOUNDATION Fieldbus Linking Devices
  • EtherNet/IP to Profibus-PA Linking Devices
  • 4-way Redundant Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box
  • 6-way Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box

Encompass Partner Products

Through the Encompass program, our third-party product-referencing program, you can quickly locate the products that best solve your application challenges. Use the Encompass search tool to sort and filter products from best-in-industry suppliers in your region to connect to the Rockwell Automation® architecture, or to use with our products.

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Looking for other industrial network connectivity? Search our Encompass Partner Products database for additional products.

Related Products

The Rockwell Automation® PartnerNetwork™ offers complementary network gateway product solutions through the Encompass Product Reference program:

Redundant ControlNet to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Device

The Bulletin 1788 Redundant ContolNet™ to FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to any Logix platform.

Redundant ControlNet to Profibus-PA Device

The Bulletin 1788 Redundant ControlNet™ to Profibus-PA Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding Profibus-PA field devices to any Logix platform. This linking device provides a direct link between Profibus-PA and ControlNet without requiring an intermediate Profibus-DP layer.

Redundant EtherNet/IP to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Device

The Bulletin 1788 Redundant EtherNet/IP™ to FOUNDATION Fieldbus  (H1) Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to any Logix platform.

Redundant EtherNet/IP to Profibus-PA Device

The Bulletin 1788 Redundant EtherNet/IP™ to Profibus-PA Linking Device provides a fast and integrated solution for adding Profibus-PA field devices to any Logix platform. These linking devices provide a direct link between Profibus-PA and EtherNet/IP without requiring an intermediate Profibus-DP layer.

4-way Redundant Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box Device

The Bulletin 1788 4-way Redundant Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box provides a simple, redundant, and fault-tolerant method for connecting field devices to a Profibus-PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) network. The unit provides segment protection to four Field Device Drop-Line ports by continuously monitoring drop currents and disconnecting a faulty drop to protect the rest of the segment when a fault is detected. Trunk monitoring in redundant configurations enables the rerouting of trunk messages around cable faults.

6-way Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box Device

The Bulletin 1788 6-way Intelligent Fieldbus Junction Box product provides a simple and fault-tolerant method for connecting field devices to a Profibus-PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus (H1) network. The unit comprises a Bus-Input port, Bus-Output port, and six Field Device Drop-Line ports. Each Drop-Line port’s bus current is continuously monitored; if a fault is detected, the drop is isolated until the fault is corrected. Even with one of the segments shorted, all remaining field devices on the bus are able to communicate.

Frequently Viewed Publications

TitleNumberLanguage
NetLinx Networks Selection GuideNETS-SG001
EtherNet/IP-to-DeviceNet Linking Device Installation Instructions1788-IN055
ControlNet-to-DeviceNet Linking Device Installation Instructions1788-IN052
Foundation Fieldbus Linking Device Installation Instructions1757-IN021
ControlNet Foundation Fieldbus Linking Device Installation Instructions1757-IN022
FOUNDATION Fieldbus System User Manual1757-UM012
DeviceNet Modules in Logix5000 Control Systems User ManualDNET-UM004
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