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PLX82-MBTCP-PNC Modbus TCP/IP to PROFINET Controller Gateway Protocol Converter Product Photo

Modbus® TCP/IP to PROFINET Controller Gateway


The Modbus® TCP/IP to PROFINET Controller Gateway allows you to connect two giants of industrial automation through secure, high-speed communications. The gateway provides Modbus TCP/IP-based controllers the ability to control up to 36 PROFINET RT devices such as field I/O, drives, HMIs, and controllers.

The PLX82-MBTCP-PNC gateways are stand-alone DIN-rail mounted units that provide two Ethernet ports for communications, remote configuration, and diagnostics. The onboard SD Card slot (SD card optional) is used for storing configuration files that can be used for recovery, transferring the configuration to another gateway, or general configuration backup.


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Features and Benefits

  • Isolated Ethernet ports allow devices on different protocols to be on different subnets
  • PROFINET v2 certification with PROFINET class A compliance
  • Field-tested with multiple PROFINET devices from multiple vendors
  • Remotely view and diagnose Modbus TCP/IP and PROFINET networks


Modbus TCP/IP Specifications

Supported Modbus Function Codes

1: Read Coil Status

2: Read Input Status

3: Read Holding Registers

4: Read Input Registers

5: Force (Write) Single Coil

6: Preset (Write) Single Holding Register

15: Force (Write) Multiple Coils

16: Preset (Write) Multiple Holding Registers

22: Mask Write Holding Register (Slave Only)

23: Read/Write Holding Registers (Slave Only)

Supported Clients


Supported Servers

 Encapsulated: 5

Command List

Up to 160 fully configurable Client commands

Status Data

Error codes reported individually for each command

Command List Polling

Each command can be individually enabled or disabled; write-only-on-data-change is available



PROFINET Specifications



Driver Type

Class 1 RTC, Class 1 RTA


3840 bytes IN, 3840 bytes OUT

Exchange Types

Cyclic Real-time (RT) and Acyclic Data


Max: 36 | Max data per device: 1440 bytes in/out




Power Supply

24 VDC nominal
10 to 36 VDC allowed
Positive, Negative, GND Terminals

Current Load

24 VDC nominal @ 400mA

10 to 36 VDC @ 610mA maximum

Operating Temperature

0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F )

Storage Temperature

-10° to 70°C (-14° to 158°F )

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% RH with no condensation


Operational: IEC 60068-2-27; 15G @ 11ms, 3-Axis

Non-Operational: IEC 60068-2-27; 30G @ 18ms, 3-Axis


IEC 60068-2-6; 5G @ 10 to 150 Hz

(H x W x D)

5.52 x 2.06 x 4.37 in
14.01 x 5.24 x 11.09 cm

Ethernet Port

10/100Mbit RJ45 Connector Electrical Isolation 1500 Vrms at 50 to 60 Hz for 60 seconds.

Shipped With Each Unit

2.5 mm screwdriver, J180 Power Connector,
5’ straight-through Ethernet cable


UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 145.08 kB Last Modified 06/27/2017
Ex Certificate (ATEX Directive) 58.80 kB Last Modified 06/28/2017
CB Safety 338.32 kB Last Modified 06/28/2017
Declaration of Conformity (RoHS/CE) 301.09 kB Last Modified 03/04/2018
PROFINET Certification 334.03 kB Last Modified 08/10/2017