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Profibus to J1939

The Bridgeway by Pyramid Solutions (USA) is a Profibus to J1939 gateway that enables a Profibus-DP master to read and write J1939 network data. It allows the user to configure specific J1939 PGN messages to be transmitted or received by the module and the data within a PGN.

The product features a LED network and module status indicators (Photo: Pyramid Solutions)

THE GATEWAY OPERATES SIMULTANEOUSLY as a Profibus-DP slave-node on a Profibus network and a CAN node on a J1939 network. The module exchanges data from either network, based on a user-defined configuration. The company provides a free Windows-based configuration tool that allows the user to map J1939 parameter (PGN) data into the module’s input and output tables, accessible by the Profibus master as I/O data over the Profibus-DP network.

Use case examples are interfaces on oil and gas equipment, marine vessels, locomotives, recreational vehicles, pumping stations, generators, engine test cells, and other mobile and stationary equipment. The gateway can be used to read parameters (data contained in configured inbound PGN messages) from a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), HMI, or PC and/or write data onto the J1939 network for control and management (data populated in configured outbound PGN messages). It can also be used as an on-vehicle gateway, to interface a J1939 network to an onboard industrial automation based control and monitoring system or HMI.

The product features a LED network and module status indicators (Photo: Pyramid Solutions)

The product comes in an aluminum enclosure and target industries and application examples are: commercial, construction, agricultural and recreational vehicles, electric power generation (Diesel Gensets), water and waste water systems, engine testing and validation, and monitoring/control systems that require J1939 data and control. The device supports J1939 CAN bit-rates of 125 kbit/s, 250 kbit/s, and 500 kbit/s. It also features J1939 diagnostic monitoring with DM-1 and DM-2 message support and can monitor up to 120 J1939 PGNs and transmit up to 100 PGNs. Dimensions of the gateway are 126 mm x 109 mm x 42 mm. Operating voltage is 11 VDC to 32 VDC, operating temperature 0 °C to +70 °C.

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