MGate EIP3170/MGate EIP3270 Series

1 and 2-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateways

MGate EIP3170 MGate EIP3270 Series

Features and Benefits 

  • PCCC objects for Rockwell Automation networks supported
  • Use ProCOM to implement control via COM port mapping
  • 8 simultaneous EtherNet/IP client/server pairs with up to 16 queued requests
  • Serial redirector keeps the original serial master and slave connection while connecting devices to the Ethernet
  • EtherNet/IP and DF1 protocol analyzer for easy troubleshooting
  • Redundant dual DC power inputs
  • Built-in Ethernet cascading for easy wiring
  • -40 to 75°C wide operating temperature models available

Overview

MGate™ EIP3000 gateways provide EtherNet/IP to DF1 protocol conversion for users who need to connect Allen Bradley PLCs to an EtherNet/IP network. With a number of innovative functions, the MGate™ series overcomes the difficulties of connecting between legacy serial devices and SCADA software. Both 1 and 2-port gateways are available for use with different sized control networks.

Protocol Conversion between DF1 and EtherNet/IP

By supporting PCCC objects on CIP, the MGate™ EIP3000 can communicate seamlessly with SCADA software such as RSLinx. For users who develop control software based on EtherNet/IP, MGate EIP3000 offers the standard interface for connection.

Support for Multiple EtherNet/IP Connections

MGate™ EIP3000 gateways support up to 16 EtherNet/IP clients and servers simultaneously. Each client can send up to 16 requests at a time, and the multiple connection capability can help establish redundancy for more complex control systems.

Windows Utility for Easy Setup and Traffic Monitoring

Moxa provides a user-friendly Windows utility with multi-language support. The utility supports a traffic monitoring function for EtherNet/IP and DF1 protocols, and not only logs events initiated by the gateway, but also records all commands and responses that pass through the gateway. The utility helps users determine the root cause of failures and performance bottlenecks.

Serial Redirector Function Provided

The serial redirector function allows the commands of a serial master (command initiator) to be redirected to the serial slave (command executor) on another port. In addition, a serial master can operate simultaneously with EtherNet/IP masters without changing the DF1 architecture or software. With the serial redirector function, MGate™ EIP3000 gateways can establish redundant control of legacy slave devices that were originally designed to be controlled by a single serial master.

ProCOM—Virtual Serial Port for Multiple DF1 and EtherNet/IP Device Communication

Each MGate™ EIP3000 gateway supports virtual serial ports for the remote PC. You can connect to the MGate™ EIP3000 through the COM port by using Moxa’s Real COM driver, with the actual physical connection over the Ethernet. The gateway supports up to 4 virtual COM port connections and offers greater flexibility when designing redundant control systems.

Pull high/low Resistors and Terminator Selection

When using termination resistors to prevent serial signal reflection, it is important to set the pull high/low resistors correctly so that the electrical signal is not corrupted. Since no set of resistor values is universally compatible with all environments, the EIP3000 has DIP switches on the bottom panel for setting the termination and pull high/low resistor values.

Built-in Isolation

Complex device networks that incorporate high amperage devices could be subject to electrical signal distortion from electrical discharges, magnetic noise, or common mode transients. MGate™ series products solve this problem by using built-in optical isolation.

• Ethernet Interface
ProtocolsCIP (PCCC) on EtherNet/IP
Number of Ports2 (1 IP, supports Ethernet cascading)
Speed10/100 Mbps, Auto MDI/MDIX
Connector8-pin RJ45
Magnetic Isolation Protection1.5 kV (built-in)
• Serial Interface
ProtocolDF1 Full-duplex
Number of PortsEIP3170/3170I: 1
EIP3270/3270I: 2
Serial StandardsRS-232/422, software selectable
ConnectorsEIP3170/3170I: DB9 male for RS-232, terminal block for RS-422
EIP3270/3270I: DB9 male x 2
ESD Protection15 kV for all signals
• Serial Communication Parameters
Data Bits8
Stop Bits1, 2
ParityNone, Even, Odd
Flow ControlRTS/CTS, DTR/DSR (RS-232 only)
Baudrate1200 bps to 921.6 kbps
• Serial Signals
RS-232TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
RS-422Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
• Software
Configuration OptionsSerial Console, Telnet Console, Windows Utility
UtilityMGate Manager for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 (x86/x64), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7/8/8.1 (x86/x64), Windows Server 2012 (x64), Windows 2012 R2
SupportSmart Routing, Serial Redirection, ProCOM, MXview, SNMP v1 (read only)
• Physical Characteristics
HousingPlastic, IP30
WeightMGate EIP3170: 360 g (0.79 lb)
MGate EIP3270: 380 g (0.84 lb)
DimensionsWithout ears: 29 x 89.2 x 118.5 mm (1.14 x 3.51 x 4.67 in)
With ears extended: 29 x 89.2 x 124.5 mm (1.14 x 3.51 x 4.90 in)
• Environmental Limits
Operating TemperatureStandard Models: 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F)
Wide Temp. Models: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
Storage Temperature-40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity5 to 95% (non-condensing)
VibrationIEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-64
ShockIEC 60068-2-27
DropIEC 60068-2-32
• Power Requirements
Input Voltage12 to 48 VDC
Input CurrentMGate EIP3170: 435 mA @ 12 VDC
MGate EIP3170I: 555 mA @ 12 VDC
MGate EIP3270: 435 mA @ 12 VDC
MGate EIP3270I: 510 mA @ 12 VDC
Power ConnectorTerminal block
• Standards and Certifications
SafetyUL 508, EN 60950-1
Hazardous LocationClass 1 Division 2, ATEX, IECEx
EMCEN 55032/24
EMICISPR 32, FCC Part 15B Class A
EMSIEC 61000-4-2 ESD: Contact: 6 kV; Air: 8 kV
IEC 61000-4-3 RS: 80 MHz to 1 GHz: 10 V/m
IEC 61000-4-4 EFT: Power: 4 kV; Signal: 2 kV
IEC 61000-4-5 Surge: Power: 4 kV
IEC 61000-4-6 CS: 150 kHz to 80 MHz: 10 V/m
IEC 61000-4-8 PFMF
IEC 61000-4-11
• MTBF (mean time between failures)
TimeMGate EIP3170: 210,794 hrs
MGate EIP3270: 125,234 hrs
StandardTelcordia SR332

Available Models

 Model No.Description
MGate EIP31701-port EtherNet/IP to DF1 gateway, 0 to 55°C operating temperature
MGate EIP3170I1-port EtherNet/IP to DF1 gateway with 2 KV isolation, 0 to 55°C operating temperature
MGate EIP32702-port EtherNet/IP to DF1 gateway, 0 to 55°C operating temperature
MGate EIP3270I2-port EtherNet/IP to DF1 gateway with 2 KV isolation, 0 to 55°C operating temperature
MGate EIP3170-T1-port EtherNet/IP to DF1 gateway, -40 to 75°C operating temperature
MGate EIP3170I-T1-port EtherNet/IP to DF1 gateway with 2 KV isolation, -40 to 75°C operating temperature
MGate EIP3270-T2-port EtherNet/IP to DF1 gateway, -40 to 75°C operating temperature
MGate EIP3170-IEX1-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateway, 0 to 55°C operating temperature, IECEx certification
MGate EIP3170I-IEX1-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateway with 2 KV isolation, 0 to 55°C operating temperature, IECEx certification
MGate EIP3270-IEX2-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateway, 0 to 55°C operating temperature, IECEx certification
MGate EIP3270I-IEX2-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateway with 2 KV isolation, 0 to 55°C operating temperature, IECEx certification
MGate EIP3170-T-IEX1-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateway, -40 to 75°C operating temperature, IECEx certification
MGate EIP3170I-T-IEX1-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateway with 2 KV isolation, -40 to 75°C operating temperature, IECEx certification
MGate EIP3270-T-IEX2-port EtherNet/IP-to-DF1 gateway, -40 to 75°C operating temperature, IECEx certification

Optional Accessories

DIN Rail Power Supplies

 Model No.Description
DR-452445W/2A DIN-rail 24 VDC power supply with universal 85 to 264 VAC or 120-370 VDC input, -10 to 50°C operating temperature
DR-75-2475W/3.2A DIN-rail 24 VDC power supply with universal 85 to 264 VAC or 120-370 VDC input, -10 to 60°C operating temperature
DR-120-24120W/5A DIN-rail 24 VDC power supply with universal 88 to 132 VAC or 176 to 264 VAC input by switch, or 248-370 VDC , -10 to 60°C operating temperature

Connectors

 Model No.Description
Mini DB9F-to-TBDB9 Female to Terminal Block connector

Trial Software

 Model No.Description
MXviewIndustrial network management software designed for converged automation networks

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