UNIGATE® FALCON Protocol Converter / Gateways for DINrail

  • Norm compliant
  • Certified
  • Configurable
  • Programmable
  • Ready-to-use
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany

Fast, compact protocol converter for all devices with serial interface

The new UNIGATE Falcon series connects devices such as automation components to the desired Industrial Ethernet standard or fieldbus via their serial interface. The RS232, RS485 and RS422 interfaces are integrated as standard.

Communication between the serial port and the bus is done either by configuring the unit and selecting a common protocol such as Modbus ASCII, Modbus RTU (master or slave), 3964 (R) (e.g. for RK512) or alternatively by controlling the unit via a script for protocols. 

This script is created with the free PC tool 'Protocol Developer' and offers you the greatest possible flexibility for complex tasks. You decide whether you want to program it yourself or commission Deutschmann Automation to do so.

The connection for the configuration and the programming of the device is made via a USB port.

The new UNIGATE Falcon series is available as a DIN rail module according to IP20. The very slim and compact device even allows the installation in a sub-distribution. All modules for the different bus variants have identical mechanical construction, so they can be used flexibly or exchanged without additional effort. This makes it possible to supply the terminal units with any desired bus for optimal integration into the environment.

Another feature is the integrated service functions, which can be called up via a button on the front of the unit. For example, a hardware reset or a factory reset can be carried out without any additional equipment. 

Another unique feature already known from the protocol converter UNIGATE CL is brand labelling. Deutschmann offers you in the customized presentation not only the possibility to pre-configure the device and to choose in different housing colours but also to attach your logo.


  • Available for most fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet versions
  • RS232, RS485- and RS422 interfaces are on Board
  • When using the RS485 interface, multiple terminal devices can be used on a Protocol Converter
  • Same design on the serial side in all bus versions
  • The fieldbus or Ethernet side meets the standards, respectively, the standard market models.
  • Brand labeling
  • Adaptation of the terminal device firmware is not required
  • Modern, slim DINrail
  • Same dimensions in all bus variants
  • Wide voltage rane from 10 to 33 VDC
  • Built-in isolation on the industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus interfaces
  • Configuration of the module via configuration tool WINGATE
  • Modbus RTU (Master/Slave)
  • Modbus ASCII (Master/Slave)
  • up to 24 Modbus requests are configurable
  • 3964(R) protocol
  • Transparent protocol
  • SSI protocol for transducer (gray code or binary code)
  • Pre-configured according to customer
  • Free programming with Protocol Developer (Deutschmann Script language)
  • Replica of proprietary protocols
  • Additional debug interface on board
  • Complete PROFIBUS-DP-Slave interface
  • Automatic Baud rate recognition (9600 bit/s - 12 Mbit/s)
  • DPV0 and DPV1 supported
  • Isolated PROFIBUS interface with 9-pin. D-sub connector
  • PROFIBUS address adjustable via rotary switch
  • Up to 244 Bytes input- and 244 Bytes ouput data (total data length 488 Bytes)
  • RS232/RS485/RS422 up to 6 MBaud

Technical data

(WxDxH in mm)

25 x 95 x 95 (screw-plug-connector included)
25 x 95 x 83 (screw-plug-connector not included)


approx. 105 g

Protection class IP20 
Housing material Polyamid
Mouting DINrail (EN 50022)
Power supply 11 up to 33 Volt DC
Protection against incorrect polarity, short circuit and overload integrated
Operating temperature -40°C (non condensing) up to +85°C
Storage-/transport temperature -40°C ... +85°C
Fieldbus functions All specified PROFIBUS DP Slave functions
Technology System and media redundacy support (MRP)
Certifications PROFIBUS, CE
Galvanic division Built-in isolation on the industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus interfaces