Ventilators from a range of manufacturers must be able to communicate with each other and connect to hospital networks. And serial gateways provide TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP Modbus TCP, Profinet, Modbus RTU/ASCII and RS232/422/485 connectivity to a wide range of devices.
This is where DeviceMaster serial gateways (left) from Pepperl+Fuchs can help, the company says. A serial gateway is a tool for bringing together the systems and platforms needed to support the manufacture of ventilators and other medical devices.
With an array of available serial and Ethernet conversion capabilities, it can not only facilitate communication between the various ventilator designs, but it can also serve as a central management tool for connecting them to hospital networks.
The line of serial-to-Ethernet converters and industrial gateways converts serial and Ethernet data from field devices to TCP/IP and industrial Ethernet protocols like EtherNet/IP, Profinet, and Modbus TCP. With web-based configuration, example programs, and Windows-based management application PortVision DX, serial gateways deliver near plug-and-play industrial connectivity.
Units are available with various connector types/port densities for a range of installations.
This article was contributed by Pepperl+Fuchs.