SPS 2022: Deutschmann Automation presents new UNIGATE Falcon Protocol Converter/Gateway generation

UNIGATE Falcon - Future Proof

Bad Camberg, Germany – Deutschmann Automation, the specialist for industrial data communication, presents UNIGATE Falcon, the new generation of its Protocol Converter/Gateway series, at SPS 2022 in Hall 5, Booth 328. The compact DIN-rail modules connect automation components quickly and easily with the desired fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet standard. Implementation of the ready-to-use communication modules can significantly optimize design times and time-to-market of an end product. The UNIGATE Falcon product range is modular in design with the aim of realizing the best possible solution for the respective application in a cost-optimized way.

The new Protocol Converter/Gateway series UNIGATE Falcon features an extremely compact design. With dimensions of 25 mm x 95 mm x 95 mm (W x H x D) it is a good 30 percent smaller than the predecessor model. The size of the new DIN-rail modules is identical in all bus versions.

UNIGATE Falcon is based on ARM Cortex-M processor technology, which ensures significantly higher data throughput compared to the previous generation. The transfer rates of the serial interface are about ten times faster in RS485/422 mode.

The UNIGATE Falcon modules are configured via a USB interface. Free programming, for example to emulate protocols, is possible with the Software Tool Protocol Developer from Deutschmann Automation and the in-house developed script language. Simple scripts can be executed in just a few microseconds. This corresponds to an improvement by a factor of 80. Script debugging is also done via the USB interface.

The first representative of the new Protocol Converter/Gateway series UNIGATE Falcon is the UNIGATE Falcon PROFIBUS DP, further variants for EtherCAT and PROFINET will follow soon. Deutschmann Automation will quickly expand its roadmap with DIN-rail modules for EtherNet/IP, CANopen, Ethernet TCP/IP, Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. The communication module UNIGATE Falcon PROFIBUS DP has a PROFIBUS DP slave interface with automatic baud rate detection for rates ranging from 9.6 kbit/s to 12 Mbit/s.

Visit Deutschmann Automation at the SPS in Nuremberg in Hall 5, Stand 328.