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LUFP7 Profibus DP / Modbus Gateway Software

I'd like to map modbus RTU addresses to Profibus DP using a LUFP7 Gateway.

1. Can I map custom modbus-RS485 registers to custom Profibus addresses with LUFP7?

2. Where can ABC-LUFP Config Tool programming software be downloaded from, and is it compatible with modern operating systems? (2009 documentation referred to)

 

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Re: LUFP7 Profibus DP / Modbus Gateway Software

Hi Scott,
The LUFP7 is a very old device (I'm even not sure whether it is still available or not) and I don't think that the software (ABC-LUF config tool) will run on new OS (maybe in compatibility mode). For this I normally run it on a Windows 7/XP VM.

It is possible to use it for custom devices that are communicating over RS485 with Modbus-RTU (see attached document that we created many years ago).

But you must be aware that one is very limited with this gateway: 128 16-bit registers max. in total for all connected slaves and each request has to be programmed. You must also be very careful with timings

Just a suggestion from me: Use Anybus X-Gateway instead. The advantage is, that it can be "programmed" over integrated web pages and if applicable in your system, it can also support Modbus-TCP with Profibus DP which means, that you can connect your devices to a simple gateway like the Link150 and communicate in parallel with the Anybus X-Gateway to the devices over the Link150. So your system stays open that the connected devices can communicate with a Modbus system like PME on one side and to a Profibus system on the other side (which is not the case with a LUFP7 where you will end on Profibus DP). Here is a link to the HMS page where you can select the gateway with the networks/protocols (1 and 2) that shall be supported:

https://www.anybus.com/products/gateway-index

BR

Daniel

 

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Daniel_Borle
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Re: LUFP7 Profibus DP / Modbus Gateway Software

Hi Scott,
The LUFP7 is a very old device (I'm even not sure whether it is still available or not) and I don't think that the software (ABC-LUF config tool) will run on new OS (maybe in compatibility mode). For this I normally run it on a Windows 7/XP VM.

It is possible to use it for custom devices that are communicating over RS485 with Modbus-RTU (see attached document that we created many years ago).

But you must be aware that one is very limited with this gateway: 128 16-bit registers max. in total for all connected slaves and each request has to be programmed. You must also be very careful with timings

Just a suggestion from me: Use Anybus X-Gateway instead. The advantage is, that it can be "programmed" over integrated web pages and if applicable in your system, it can also support Modbus-TCP with Profibus DP which means, that you can connect your devices to a simple gateway like the Link150 and communicate in parallel with the Anybus X-Gateway to the devices over the Link150. So your system stays open that the connected devices can communicate with a Modbus system like PME on one side and to a Profibus system on the other side (which is not the case with a LUFP7 where you will end on Profibus DP). Here is a link to the HMS page where you can select the gateway with the networks/protocols (1 and 2) that shall be supported:

https://www.anybus.com/products/gateway-index

BR

Daniel

 

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