Network Gateway from MKS Instruments
MKS Instruments Inc.
September 5, 2007
MKS Instruments Inc., Wilmington, MA, offers the CONTINUUM universal industrial network gateway and MacroNode I/O controller with EtherCAT interface. The gateway connects any RS-232/485 serial device to fieldbus and industrial Ethernet protocols and its cLogic technology enables you to implement custom data translation. MacroNode I/O now supports EtherCAT, an open real-time network, as well as Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP, and DeviceNet. It also features sub-ms I/O control, distributed real-time logic engine, and up to 96 I/O points over 4 slots in a compact package. Each I/O card is digital, analog, or a combination and has a built-in Web server.
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