Communications Controller for Harsh Environments
Divelbiss Corp., Fredericktown, Ohio, introduced the HEC-Gateway controller, a harsh environment-enhanced communications controller with minimal I/O, capable of translating between various industrial bus protocols and cloud communications with the Divelbiss VersaCloud M2M platform.
Programmed using the Divelbiss EZ Ladder Toolkit in ladder diagram, function block and structured text and based on P-Series PLC on a Chip technology, the HEC-Gateway provides maximum flexibility when translating between different serial bus protocols, data logging or adding Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to existing systems.
The HEC-Gateway features two RS232 serial ports that support MODBUS RTU/ASCII protocols as either a Master or a Slave device and are also directly programmable via the Structured Text programming language, allowing the implementation of custom protocols, making them ideal for communicating to barcode scanners, RFID readers or other serial devices. A GPS option is also available.