Jul 30, 2012

Protocol Converter for Industrial Automation

Protocol Converter is a device which converts one protocol into other protocol so that other device having that protocol can be operational, simply its for interoperability between devices like converter for RS232 to RS422 or RS-485 or RS422 to RS232 converter for an example. The major protocol translation messages involve conversion of data messages, events, commands and time synchronization. The simplest and most commonly used conversion is protocol conversion between Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. Subscribe to Automation-Talk by Email.

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Types of Protocol Converters

There are basically two types of protocol converter which are listed below.

1. Software Protocol Converters
2. Hardware Protocol Converters

Some of the most popular industrial automation protocols are DF-1, CAN (Controller Area Network), RS-232, RS-422, ControlNet, DeviceNet, HostLink Protocol (Omron's protocol for communication over serial links), Profibus, Modbus, Honeywell SDS, HART Protocol, EtherNet/IP etc. And some Industrial control system protocols like MTConnect, OPC, OPC UA.

Application of Protocol Converters

Protocol converters are widely used in process or industrial automation, building automation, substation automation, automatic meter reading and vehicle automation applications. If you feel reading more about our post then you can Subscribe to Automation-Talk by Email.

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