Gateway for industrial Ethernet networks

The netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges I/O data between different industrial Ethernet networks by acting as a protocol converter.
By Hilscher North America October 19, 2016

The netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges I/O data between different industrial Ethernet networks by acting as a protocol converter. Courtesy: Hilscher North AmericaThe netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges I/O data between different industrial Ethernet networks by acting as a protocol converter. Supported protocols include EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Ethernet Powerlink, Profinet, and Sercos. Because the netTAP 151 is integrated as a simple I/O device into the primary network, it is compatible with any PLC. On the secondary side it works either as an I/O device, or it can control a subordinate network as a bus master. The length of the I/O data can be scaled to any application and the data transmitted can be mapped at the byte level. Secure network separation is provided by two Ethernet controllers in the netTAP 151, each connected to a Dual Ethernet port with integrated switch. This allows support for star, ring and inline network topologies without the need for additional peripherals. 

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