Protocol Converter UNIGATE CL

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For all devices with a serial interface

The Protocol Converter UNIGATE® CL connects devices via their serial interfaces with the desired ¬ fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet standard. RS232, RS485 and RS422 interfaces are on Board as a standard feature.
The communication between the serial side and the bus takes place through the device con¬figuration and a selection of the commercially available protocol, such as Modbus ASCII, Modbus RTU (Master or slave), 3964 (R), RK512, DIN measuring bus, DIN 19244. For more complex applications the device can also be controlled by a script.

The script is one of the special advantages of Deutschmann’s UNIGATE products. It implements the terminal device protocols. It can also be used to emulate complex protocols, buffer data, and process it in any desired manner. Customer specific commands can be integrated, operations can be linked with timer and event-based triggers, and all data and bus statuses can be displayed. Deutschmann provides the Protocol Developer tool free of charge which enables users to generate the script without special programming skills or fieldbus knowledge.

Deutschmann offers to fit UNIGATE CL converters – just like all UNIGATE products – with OEM brand labels.

UNIGATE CL – Features and benefits

  • RS232, RS485- and RS422 on Board
  • The CL is well compatible with PLCs from the worldwide leading manufacturers. E.g. Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider Electric and more
  • SSI protocol is supported e.g. for encoder
  • Built-in isolation on the bus side, optionally on the serial side
  • Easy configuration via configuration tool WINGATE
  • Configurable protocols: Modbus RTU Master/Slave, Modbus ASCII Master/Slave, 3964(R), Transparent, Universal 232
  • More Flexibility with free programming via Protocol Developer (Deutschmann Script language)
  • No adjustment of the device firmware needed
  • Additional debug interface on board
  • Same dimensions in all bus variants
  • Brand labeling, pre-configured according to the customer
  • Wide voltage range from 10 to 33 VDC
  • When using the RS485 interface, multiple terminal devices can be used on a Protocol Converter (e.g. Modbus RTU)
  • Option I/O8 available on request – 8 additional digital I/Os (24 V). Connectable via configuration or via Script

Technical data

  • Complete CANopen Slave
  • Supports CANopen (CiA 301 V 4.0)
  • Supports all important speed in CANopen
  • UART-interface with up to 625 kbit/s
  • Dimensions: 23 mm x 117 mm x 100 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Voltage supply: +10 V to 33 V, protection against incorrect polarity, short circuit and overload integrated
  • Current consumption: typ. 120 mA, max. 150 mA
  • Operational temperature: -40 °C up to +85 °C
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Fieldbus (CANopen) functions: All specified NMT slave functions
  • Technology: ASIC
  • Certificates: CE, EMC
  • Galvanic division: Optional for the serial side, standard on the bus side