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Ethernet Gateway for the Connection of Different Controllers


The echochange protocol converter supports Ethernet TCP/IP protocols of such leading manufacturers as Siemens, Schneider Electric and Rockwell Automation. This simple protocol conversion makes communication between automation systems of different manufacturers quick and easy.

Protocol Conversion for Data Exchange between Multi-Vendor Automation Systems

  • Integration of robust control technology without having to adjust control software
  • Combination of separate networks with different media via configured connections
  • Connection of physically separate networks with different media or heterogeneous networks with identical medium
  • Connection of data from different control systems via allocation tables
  • Bi-directional conversion and writing of PLC data via configured connections 
  • Analysis of device functionality and extensive Ethernet diagnostics

Support of Multiple Industrial Standard Protocols

  • Support of TCP, UDP, IP, ISO (H1), ISO on TCP (RFC1006), PLC Header, EtherNet/IP Ethernet protocols
  • Linking of computers with TCP/IP to ISO (H1) networks
  • Remote maintenance of ISO (H1) networked controllers via TCP/IP 
  • Routing support for controllers

Investment Protection and IT Maintenance Cost Reduction

  • Standard component for extending functionality without modifying existing systems
  • Very easy configuration through straight-forward project import without requiring control modifications and programming skills 
  • Remote configuration and diagnosis via remote maintenance if required
  • No need for additional PC with software updates and additional administration
  • Working for years once configured – untouched, without updates, and with zero maintenance costs
  • Supporting plug-and-go replacement if required based on configuration data stored on SD card
Ethernet Addressable ControllersSiemens S7 and S5, Rockwell Automation ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5 and SLC-500, Modbus TCP controllers (e.g. Schneider Electric, Phoenix, Contact Wago, Beckhoff), Mitsubishi (Melsec-Q), etc.
Ethernet ProtocolsTCP/IP, RFC1006 (ISO on TCP), ISO (H1), EtherNet/IP, AB Ethernet, S5, S7, CLX, SLC, Send/Receive (raw data / socket), TCP/IP with PLC header, Modbus TCP, Melsec-Q, DLMS, DCU
Protocol Conversion
  • RFC1006: to ISO(H1), CLX/SLC, AB Ethernet, Melsec-Q, Modbus TCP
  • ISO (H1): to RFC1006, ISO(H1), CLX/SLC, AB Ethernet, Melsec-Q, Modbus TCP
  • Modbus TCP: to RFC1006, CLX/SLC, AB Ethernet, Melsec-Q
Ethernet Interfaces2xTP (RJ45), 10/100MBit/s
Power Supply24VDC, ca. 0,3A
Ambient ConditionsOperating Temperature: 0 to 55 °C,  Storage Temperature: -20 to 70 °C
Dimensions (HxWxL)131mm x47mm x 111mm
Weightca. 0,4kg
Mounting35mm DIN Rail
Protection ClassIP20
CertificationsCE, FCC, VCCI
GPL-YY-142101echochange, Maximum 10 Connections;
Connectors: 2xEthernet
LRA-YY-142001Upgrade echochange: Maximum 30 Connections

Additional Products and Services

700-5596-04AC Adapter, 24VDC, Euro, UK, or USA
120-1010-05Telephone support: application consulting, fees charged on a time and materials basis
110-1000-01Training “Industrial Ethernet: Troubleshooting in Automation Plants“, 3 days

Scope of Delivery

HardwareProtocol converter echochange, SD Card 2 GB, connector for power supply*
SoftwareConfiguration software NetCon on CD-ROM
DocumentationQuick Start leaflet, integrated help , product manual on CD-ROM

* A plug-in powerpack is not included. If necessary, please order this separately.

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