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Agate Modbus MQTT Bridge allows MQTT manager application to collect & manage Modbus slaves.

Flexible Configuration

You can configure and group the data as multiple MQTT Topics and JSON based key value data formats.

Modbus

Protocol specification

The Modbus gateway adeptly supports communication via two transmission modes: RTU or TCP. Modbus offers high operational flexibility. The technical deployment of the Modbus gateway is notably simple. This distinction arises because the two transmission modes operate within a master-slave architecture.

connectivity

MQTT Broker Connectivity

The Modbus gateway functions as a master. It establishes direct connections to slaves (devices) through Ethernet or serial interfaces. Bevywise MQTT Broker provides MQTT access to Modbus data. Configuring a Modbus gateway, as well as reading & writing to them via MQTT indicates the connection of the MQTT broker. Speakable devices connected to the Modbus gateway communicate using the Modbus protocol. They transmit data through the MQTT broker. This data is then visualized using Agate.

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Modbus compatible devices

In everyday applications, most Modbus implementations involve devices supporting the Modbus protocol. These devices typically handle modest amounts of data communication. Energy Meters, Industrial Machine PLCs, HMI hardware, I/O interfaces and modules, sensors, modems, device controllers, network gateways, network host adapters, AC/DC inverters, SCADA hardware, software device drivers, smart home devices, routers are the most widely used and adopted devices that communicate via Modbus gateway with the MQTT broker. You can use any of the mentioned devices with the Modbus Gateway for a wide range of applications.

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Configurable User Interface

Modbus Gateway, Agate comprises a configurable user interface. Users can configure the data location on Modbus slaves. They can assign keys to interpret the data conveniently within the browser window. Users can also configure the monitored query interval based on the intensity of the process/machines.

compatiblity

Compatible with any Platform

The gateway is set up to extract data from machines. And converts the data into MQTT, and then sends it to the Bevywise MQTT Broker. Via MQTT communication, the Modbus MQTT Gateway is compatible with any IoT server. It includes IBM Watson, Azure IoT, AWS IoT, Google Cloud IoT, and Bevywise IoT Platform.

Secure Communication

Secure Communication

A secure way of collecting & transferring data is essential for industries to attain efficiency. TLS/SSL protocols enable encrypted communication between the Gateway and IoT servers. This ensures a secure and safe data transfer. Also, the device level auth makes a secure connection between Modbus Gateway & MQTT Broker.

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Run it where you want

Available as a software package that can run on Linux Operating System or as a hardware bundle. Depending on your requirements, you will be able to set up the MQTT Broker with the agate at your own premises based on your requirements.

What is Modbus Gateway?

The Modbus gateway serves as a vital intermediary that connects different Modbus protocols within industrial systems. It facilitates seamless communication among devices or networks. This involves devices operating on different Modbus standards or versions. It ensures interoperability and smooth interaction among them. These gateways have a pivotal role in unifying diverse Modbus-based devices. They enable effective communication despite differences in protocol variations or specifications. These gateways enhance connectivity by translating and mediating data between dissimilar Modbus networks. This streamlines operations within industrial environments.

The Modbus gateway acts as a translator. It allows devices using different Modbus standards to comprehend & communicate with each other. It acts as a mediator, ensuring the smooth flow of data. This occurs across different Modbus devices or networks, fostering efficient communication & integration within industrial setups.

Modbus Gateway Applications

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Modbus Gateway Applications

The Modbus gateway supports the widely used Modbus protocol. It facilitates communication in workflow and production unit automation. This protocol transmits information between electronic devices in the real world. These devices connect through buses/networks or continuous streamlines over Ethernet.

Modbus gateway is extensively used in the industrial manufacturing sector by users & manufacturers. The common use case involves communication between a human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control & data acquisition ( SCADA) system, & sensors, PLCs, or PACs. This enables interoperability among diverse automation equipment in a cost-effective manner.

Why do you need Agate?

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Agate is a good option, to manage, control & communicate Modbus protocol supported devices. It can also handle large data transfers. Agate provides secure data communication for sensitive data. Agate can control any application. It provides everything you’ll need to efficiently and visually handle any application.

Modbus Gateway Functions

The Modbus gateway performs several crucial roles within industrial communication systems. It acts as an essential intermediary.
It facilitates seamless interaction and data exchange among devices. These devices operate on diverse Modbus
protocols or standards. Here's an overview of its core functions:

Facilitates communication between devices using different Modbus protocols or variations.

Converts data formats and structures between disparate Modbus systems to enable smooth integration.

Routes Modbus requests and responses between devices operating on different addressing schemes.

Bridges gaps between legacy and modern Modbus systems. This ensures compatibility and efficient data exchange.

Converts data between various Modbus standards (e.g., Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP) for interoperability.

Filters or modifies Modbus data packets to meet the requirements of receiving devices.

Manages error detection and correction between devices with varying error-handling capabilities.

Enables the integration of Modbus networks into larger industrial or control system. This ensures consistent data flow.

Characteristics of Modbus Gateway

The Modbus gateway is an integral component in industrial communication.
It exhibits distinct characteristics. These characteristics are vital for
seamless integration and efficient data exchange. They apply among diverse Modbus devices.
These characteristics include:

Supports multiple Modbus protocols like Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, Modbus TCP/IP, and so on. This functionality ensures compatibility across different
devices.

Facilitates bidirectional data transfer between various Modbus standards, enabling seamless
communication.

Maps and converts addresses between disparate Modbus systems. This in turn ensures the transmission of data without compatibility issues.

Divides networks into segments and efficiently manages data traffic between Modbus devices. It enhances network efficiency.

It filters or modifies data packets. This adjustment ensures precise alignment with the requirements of receiving devices. Consequently, it guarantees accurate information delivery.

Manages errors and discrepancies between devices with differing error-handling capabilities, ensuring data integrity.

It offers scalability to accommodate various network sizes and configurations. This support aids in the expansion of industrial setups.

Integrates Modbus networks with other protocols or industrial systems, ensuring comprehensive interoperability.

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