Gateways and Bridges


Coupling of industrial bus systems

The gateway portfolio includes couplings from CAN and CANopen to industrial fieldbus systems such as PROFIBUS-DP, PROFINET and EtherCAT.

Configuration of gateways directly via PROFIBUS or PROFINET user program

The CAN / CANopen gateways to PROFIBUS or PROFINET have in common that the modules themselves do not have to be configured externally by the user. The entire configuration and parameterization is carried out by the user program of the PLC. This makes it much easier to replace a module. Additional external tools or aids for configuring and parameterizing the gateways are therefore not required in the field.

Bridge function

Bridge functionalities for data exchange between two independent EtherCAT networks or two independent CAN segments are available.

esd electronics is a founding member of the CAN in Automation Nutzerorganisation e.V. (CiA®).

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esd electronics has been a member of the PROFIBUS user organisation e.V. (PNO) for many years.

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esd electronics is a member of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG).

Image CAN/CANopen® to PROFINET® or EtherCAT®, bridge for connecting CAN and CAN FD networks

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Gateway and bridge products at a glance


High-performance PROFINET IO device to CANopen manager gateway. Easy system integration with esd GSDML Composer for individual creation of the suitable configuration. Extensive debugging with CAN diagnostic software (CANreal, CANplot and COBview) via USB interface.

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Linking EtherCAT and CAN: The CAN-EtherCAT gateway can link CAN modules with CANopen (CiA DS 301) or layer-2 (ISO 11898-1) implementation to a realtime EtherCAT network. The EtherCAT slave functionality is in accordance with ETG Modular Device Profile No. 5000.

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The ECX-EC offers bridging of two EtherCAT Slave segments with time synchronization (DC) between the EtherCAT masters. Process data exchange between two EtherCAT networks.

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