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Protocol converter UNIGATE CL 2Port - a solution for all devices with a serial interface

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Deutschmann Automation GmbH & Co. KG

Carl-Zeiss-Str. 8
65520 Bad Camberg

Michael M. Reiter
Tel +49 6434 9433 0

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The Protocol Converter UNIGATE® CL connects devices such as automation components via their serial interfaces to the required fieldbus or industrial Ethernet standard.  RS232, RS485 und RS422 interfaces are on Board as a standard feature.

The communication between the serial side and the bus takes place either through the device configuration and a selection of the commercially available protocol, such as Modbus ASCII, Modbus RTU (Master or slave), 3964 (R), RK512, DIN measuring bus, DIN 19244, or the device is controlled by a script.

This Script is created with the free PC tool, ‘Protocol Developer’. You decide whether you want to program the Script yourself or hire Deutschmann Automation to do so.

A special feature of the UNIGATE® CL series is Brand labeling. With the customized design Deutschmann Automation not only gives you the opportunity to pre-configure the device and choose different housing colors, you can also apply your own logo.


  • Available for the most fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet versions
  • RS232, RS485- and RS422 interfaces are on Board
  • When using the RS485 interface, multiple terminal devices can be used on a PROTOCOL CONVERTER (e.g. Modbus RTU).
  • Same design on the serial side in all bus versions
  • The fieldbus or Ethernet side meets the standards, respectively the standard market models.
  • Brand labeling, pre-configured according to the customer
  • Adaptation of the terminal device firmware is not required
  • Modern, slim DINrail
  • Same dimensions in all bus variants
  • Wide voltage rane from 10 to 33 VDC
  • Built-in isolation on the bus side, optionally on the serial side
  • Configuration of the module via configuration tool WINGATE
  • Modbus RTU (Master/Slave)
  • Modbus ASCII (Master/Slave)
  • up to 24 Modbus requests configurable
  • 3964(R) protocol
  • Transparent protocol
  • SSI protocol for transducer (gray code or binary code)
  • Pre-configured according to customer
  • Free programming with Protocol Developer (Deutschmann Script language)
  • Replica of proprietary protocols
  • Additional debug interface on board


Data sheet:

  • Complete PROFINET IO Device interface (Slave)
  • 100 Mbit/s full duplex
  • 32-Bit micro processor for fast response time
  • Isolated PROFINET interface with 2x RJ45 connector
    • Integrated 2 port switch (e. g. for daisy chaining)
    • Up to 1440 Bytes input- and 1440 Bytes output data
    • RS232/RS485/RS422 up to 520 kBaud
    • Dimensions (WxDxH): 23 x 115 x 111 (screw-plug-connector included), 23 x 115 x 100 (screw-plug-connector not included)
    • Weight: approx. 127 g
    • Protection class: IP20
    • Housing material: Polyamid
    • Mounting: DINrail (EN 50022)
    • Power supply: 10 up to 33 Volt DC
      Protection against incorrect polarity, short circuit and overload integrated
    • Current consumption (at +24V/DC): typ. 100mA, max. 120mA
    • Operating temperature: -25° (non condensing) up to +85°C
    • Storage/transport temperature: -40°C ... +85°C
    • Fieldbus functions: All specified PROFINET functions
    • Technology: ASIC
    • Certifications: PI certified, CE
    • Galvanic division for the application side
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