The Moxa MGate 5105-MB-EIP, winner of the Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award, is an industrial Ethernet gateway for Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP and EtherNet/IP network communications. To integrate existing Modbus devices onto an EtherNet/IP network, use the MGate 5105-MB-EIP as a Modbus master or slave to collect data and exchange data with EtherNet/IP devices. The latest exchange data will be stored in the gateway as well. The gateway converts stored Modbus data into EtherNet/IP packets so the EtherNet/IP scanner can control or monitor Modbus devices.
The MGate’s flexible design allows for multiple configurations, and supports scanner and adapter modes for EtherNet/IP, as well as master/slave or client/server for Modbus. When it comes to configuration and setup, all that is needed is a computer with an Ethernet port and web browser. In addition, the gateway features a microSD card slot for configuration backup and recovery. When a microSD card is installed at power-up, the configuration stored on the card is copied to the gateway, after which it is ready for operation.
- Support for both EtherNet/IP adapter and scanner
- Easy I/O data maintenance via web interface
- Configuration Backup via microSD Card
- Effortless Configuration and Troubleshooting via Web Console
- Built-in Ethernet cascading for easy wiring