Gateways for fieldbus interfaces

Anybus Communicator

  • Gateways for fieldbus networks 
  • For connection of ModWeigh control units to industrial networks
  • Connection to fieldbus master
  • Communication via internal RS 485 interface of control unit
  • Modbus RTU communication upon the serial interface
  • Read/ Write access on the data from the RTU registers
  • Transparent data transmission to the SPS


Data sheet


The Anybus Communicator connects the ModWeigh control unit via its serial interface with fieldbus networks.

Following connections are possible:

  • Profibus DP
  • Profinet IO
  • Ethernet/ IP
  • CANopen
  • ControlNet
  • DeviceNet
  • Interbus
  • CC-Link
  • Modbus-RTU/ TPC/ Plus.


For each type of connection is a separate communicator available.


The Anybus Communicator as Modbus-RTU master can read out values from the control unit and write data in registers. It saves the Modbus-RTU data and it is available for the PLC.


The Communicator represents one participant (slave) upon the fieldbus networks and is integrated into the PLC environment via the included GSD file.


The Anybus Communicator is characterized by: 

  • A certified external fieldbus interface
  • Proven and wildly applied solution
  • No knowledge of programming is necessary
  • Baud rate of serial interface is selectable: 1,200 to 57,600 bit/s
  • Isolated serial interface
  • ABC Config Tool with multilingual operating interface for configuration


The Communicator is configured with the "ABC Config Tool" during the initial operation. This tool is included in delivery and available in English or German menu language.