Moxa (Taiwan) – Moxa has introduced its Auto-Device Routing function, a leading-edge technology that speeds up the configuration of a large number of Modbus devices.
When many Modbus devices need to be monitored and controlled, engineers usually have to spend a substantial amount of time planning the topology of these devices and segmenting them into different subgroups.
Engineers are also weighed down by the mundane task of keying in hundreds of Modbus slave IDs to set up each Modbus gateway’s slave ID routing table.
“The good news for engineers is that Moxa’s patent-pending Auto-Device Routing function only requires a single click to help the gateway detect which serial port is connected to a target Modbus device, allowing it to automatically dispatch a Modbus request to the correct serial port. This makes the configuration and maintenance of a Modbus gateway’s slave ID routing table effortless, saving significant time and costs as engineers no longer need to manually create the Modbus slave ID routing table”, stated Moxa.
“Furthermore, it eliminates the effort needed to double-check the actual connections at field sites. There is also no need to refer to a historical Modbus slave ID routing table when adding or removing Modbus devices, saving time and effort”, they added.
This Auto-Device Routing function is a feature of Moxa’s MGate MB3000 Series, which consists of high-performance Modbus gateways with 2, 4, 8, or 16 serial ports. The MGate MB3000 Series also supports routing by IP address or TCP port, which is suitable for engineers who want to monitor field devices in segments.
Also, read this white paper to learn more about different routing technologies and their pros and cons, as well as the Moxa Auto-Device Routing technology that helps save time and costs when configuring and managing a large number of Modbus devices.