ProSoft Insights / Application stories

Four bottle filling machines, three protocols – and one gateway family

Language

Search Insights

Categories

Tags

Subscribe

Yes, I would like to receive marketing information from ProSoft Technology, Inc., and its affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands indicated below.

I therefore provide my consent to the use of the personal information submitted here for the purpose of providing me marketing information related to ProSoft Technology, Inc. and its affiliates’ and subsidiaries’ products, services and marketing events. I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time. Additional information regarding ProSoft’s data privacy policies, including how to withdraw this consent, is available at www.prosoft-technology.com/privacy. ProSoft Technology, Inc. is a subsidiary of Belden Inc., and their affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands include ProSoft Technology SAS, ProLinx Comunicacao Industria, LTDA; Global Blue Networks Inc., and ProSoft Technology (Asia Pacific) SDN BHD.

Recent Posts

Advance your operation with newer modules

14 jun, 2019 / Products focus

“Can we speed up this process?” “How can we get more data?” [...]...

Keep a forward outlook when updating your utility’s communications network

12 jun, 2019 / White papers

If yours is like many smaller utilities, you may recognize these scenarios [...]...

Romania plant meets pollution standards with help from DCS

07 jun, 2019 / Application stories

Sustainability is a major topic around the world, and companies and people are encourag...

Top 5 Reasons to Select an In-Chassis Flow Computer

05 jun, 2019 / White papers

The main option for oil and gas sites used to be multiple standalone flow computers and...

Four bottle filling machines, three protocols – and one gateway family 

In an Italian packaging facility, four bottle filling machines were equipped with flow meters using the Modbus® serial protocol. The flow meters needed to be connected to a main CPU from either Siemens® or Rockwell Automation®. For this particular scenario, the OEM had a request from the end user: Could they standardize the solution to connect Modbus serial with EtherNet/IP™ or PROFINET?

The OEM thought using a gateway from a different manufacturer might be the best solution to retain flexibility. The flow meter’s manufacturer suggested using modules from ProSoft Technology’s PLX30 gateway family, which could support the protocols.

The OEM was pleased that ProSoft supported an initial test of the solutions. The engineer found that the learning phase was simplified due to the gateways being in the same family and the fact that they could use the same configuration tool. The end user also preferred the gateways’ communication speed – and now they have a versatile gateway family in place that can connect each component.

 

Learn more about ProSoft Technology’s PLX30 gateways here.