Hilscher's netBRICK Gateway for Harsh Environments
Hilscher North America Inc. releases netBRICK, an IP67 rated gateway designed to provide industrial network connectivity in harsh environments. Each unit utilizes M12 connectors for connectivity to industrial automation networks like CANopen, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, CC-Link, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Modbus and others. Each supported protocol conversion is pre-programmed making the mapping of I/O straightforward. netBRICK can be a Slave or Master device on the network. This gateway is enclosed in a durable plastic housing that can withstand long term effects like warping. A grout finish protects the netBRICK making it resistant to dust and humidity. The gateway is secured with lockdown screws and can be mounted inside or outside any cabinet installation located indoor or outdoor. Operating temperatures range from -20 °C to +70 °C. The netBRICK protocol converter is Class 1, Division 2 certified and meets UL, CE and Marine standards. These approvals guarantee resistance to shock, vibration and low electromagnetic interference while maintaining critical communications for your plant network.