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Mencom debuts flexible Modbus Gateways for harsh environments



May 28, 2018 – From simple to complex applications, Mencom is offering a range of Modbus Gateway solutions, available from one to 16 serial ports and feature several mounting options, such as DIN-rail, Field Mount, or Rack-Mount.

The Entry-level products are designed to provide seamless conversion from Modbus RTU to Modbus TCP and they require almost no configuring, explains the company. The wireless version also enables high-speed wireless communication for Modbus protocol. Mencom Modbus Series are enhanced with harsh environment operational capability, vibration resistance, power or serial port isolation for equipment and device protection, redundant power supplies, and many more special options, adds the company.

A data concentrator function is a proprietary mechanism to enhance responsiveness on Mencom Advanced/Industrial Modbus Gateways, says the company, explaining that Mencom Advanced Modbus Gateways with the data concentrator function automatically continue to poll IEDs at a specified interval and store the data in their internal memory waiting for master device’s requests. Once the request arrived, the return data will be retrieved from the internal memory of the Modbus Gateways.

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