IE Gateways

Development & Deployment

IE Gateways are available which communicate any information you choose to and from all major vendors’ PLCs with bi-directional communication using each PLC’s native methods and at their maximum rates. Data will be transmitted to the IE Gateway with the same 1.2 µS guaranteed action time maintained throughout the vision network and is presented to the external PLC at the earliest time the target PLC can receive it. Information received from the PLC is available everywhere in the vision network within 1.2 µS of its arrival at the Gateway.

Dedicated IE Gateways are available for each of the major suppliers of PLCs and machine controls:

  • Ethernet/IP Adapter
  • EtherCAT Slave
  • Open Modbus/TCP
  • Powerlink
  • Profinet IO-RT Device
  • Varan Client