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EtherNet/IP-to-PROFINET Gateway with PROFINET Controller Functionality

03-27-2015 07:28 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Softing Industrial Automation GmbH

Haar 03/25/2015 – Softing Industrial Automation announces the release of the new FG-260 Fieldbus Gateway supporting direct connectivity of PROFINET devices to EtherNet/IP controllers.
PROFINET machines with integrated PROFINET controller can be connected directly to EtherNet/IP controllers with the help of the FG-260 gateway and the I-Device functionality. According to Tobias Heilmaier, Product Manager Industrial Ethernet at Softing, the FG-260 is of particular interest to export-oriented machine manufacturers and system integrators. “The FG-260 has been designed with a focus on the requirements of manufacturers who export PROFINET machines with integrated PROFINET controller to EtherNet/IP-dominated markets such as the US. Using the FG-260 they can offer their customers an easy solution for direct data exchange in EtherNet/IP systems. For system integrators looking to implement their devices with PROFINET communication functions in EtherNet/IP systems, the FG-260 provides direct connectivity without the need for an additional PROFINET controller.”
The FG-260 gateway is available from Softing as of now. The product is offered at a special introductory price until June 30, 2015.

Softing Industrial Automation is a world leading provider of industrial communication products and technologies for manufacturing and process automation. The company’s products and services are tailored to the requirements of system integrators, device vendors, machine and equipment manufacturers or end users and are known for its ease of use and functional advantages.

Softing Industrial Automation GmbH
Stephanie Widder
Operational Marketing - Advertising & Press Contacts
Richard-Reitzner-Allee 6
85540 Haar
Tel.: +49-(0)89-45656-365
Email: stephanie.widder@softing.com

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