UNIGATE® CX Connecting incompatible networks

  • Easy installation
  • Norm compliant
  • Certified
  • Ready-to-use
  • Configurable
  • Programmable
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany

Flexibility through modularity

Various fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet standards have taken over in the automation industry. The challenge of connecting these incompatible communication systems remains a big one.

UNIGATE CX DINrail modules have been developed precisely for this purpose. The units combine various fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet interfaces.

Quasi-uniting two UNIGATE CL in modular setup, UNIGATE CXs are available for any fieldbus/Ethernet combination. Currently there are about 120 variants available.
Due to the constant development of new CL modules, for example in the Industrial Ethernet field, the numbers of available options are still rising.

With the UNIGATE CX modules from Deutschmann you bring existing components into modern networks. As a device manufacturer you save the self-development of the respective fieldbus or Ethernet based interfaces. The consistency of the Deutschmann UNIGATE CX series allows once generated configurations and scripts to be used for other fieldbus and Ethernet based versions.

UNIGATE CX - overview

  • Available for most fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet versions
  • The fieldbus or Ethernet side meets the the standards, respectively the standard market models.
  • Delivery condition with transparent data exchange
  • Brand labeling
  • Adaption of the terminal device firmware is droped
  • Modern, slim, DINrail
  • Same dimensions in all bus versions
  • Wide voltage range from 10 to 33 VDC
  • Built-in isolation on the bus side
  • Configuration of the module via configuration tool WINGATE (Exception: LONWorks variants are
    not configurable)
  • Pre-configured according to the customer
  • Free programming via Protocol Developer (Deutschmann Script language) for more complex applications
  • Replica of proprietary protocols
  • Additional debug interface on board

Data sheet

  • Complete PROFINET-IO-Device interface (Slave)
  • 100 Mbit/s full duplex 
  • 32-Bit Microprocessor for fast response time
  • Isolated PROFINET interface with 2x RJ45 connector
  • Integrated 2 port switch (e. g. for daisy chaining)
  • Bis zu 1440 Bytes input- and 1440 Bytes output data

  • CoE (CANopen over Ethernet) supported
  • 100 Mbit/s full duplex
  • Isolated EtherCAT interface with 2x RJ45 connection (IN and OUT)
  • Generic EDS file (by configuration)
  • Up to 512 Bytes input- and 512 Bytes output data

Technical data

(WxDxH in mm)

46 x 115 x 100 (incl. screw-plug-connector)
46 x 116 x 106 (without screw-plug-connector)


252 g

Mounting DINrail (EN 50022)
Supply voltage 10 bis 33 Volt DC
Protection against incorrect polarity, short circuit and overload integrated
Current consumption (at +24V/DC) typ. 135mA, max. 162mA
Operating temperature -25°C (non condesing) up to +85°C
Storage-/Transport temperature -40°C ... +85°C
Fieldbus Functions All specified PROFINET Slave functions
All specified EtherCAT Slave functions
Technology ASIC
Certificates CE, EtherCAT