Connecting Lonworks to ControlNet

You have two devices in two different buildings on two completely different networks, one that uses the Lonworks protocol to communicate, while the other one talks ControlNet protocol and they need to talk to each other. What do you do?

A FieldServer is a protocol converter or gateway that can communicate in many different protocols and physical layers including Lonworks protocol and the ControlNet protocol. The Fieldserver acts as a middle man between the two devices. It reads data from one device, stores it internally and makes it available to the 2nd device using another protocol. This is how the FieldServer converts Lonworks data to ControlNet data.

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Lonworks

Lonworks is part of the Echelon family of protocols. With the help of FieldServer acting as a client and or a master we can set and retrieve Lonworks data from your device and make it available to many different devices no matter what protocol they use. The FieldServer can act as a protocol converter to convert the Lonworks protocol messages to an impressive set of other industrial automation, intelligent building, and building automation protocols. It works by talking Lonworks on one side of the network and anything else you want on the other. More information, Driver Data Sheet

ControlNet

Originally a proprietry AB Technology it was handed to the ODVA and made open. Despite that, it remains largely focused on AB products. It is based on a Co-axial cable and provides speeds up to 5Mbits per sec. Supports scheduled (deterministic) and unscheduled data transfer.


The FieldServer driver can connect to many devices or serve data to many clients. Multiple virtual devices are supported. The driver can be configured to be a client for one connection and as a server on another connection.

More information, Driver Data Sheet

Range of Conversion Solutions

Depending on project requirements select from units with varying resources. and multi port devices. OEM and embedded solutions too.
QuickServer 1010 2x RS485 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1011 1x RS485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer 1020 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet
QuickServer 1021 1x RS485 1xRS232 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
QuickServer Fieldbus 1x RS485 1x Ethernet M-bus or KNX
FS20 Series 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks
FS25 Series 2x RS232/485 1x Ethernet
FS30 Series 2x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support:eg Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
FS40 Series 8x RS232 and 2x RS485 2x Ethernet 1x Lonworks FieldBus Support: eg DH+, MB+, Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support
SlotServer 1x RS232/485 1x Ethernet 1x Lonworks For Rockwell ControlLogix 5600
Lonworks and Fieldbus are options not provided on base models.  

Connection Diagram

Lonworks

FieldServer

ControlNet

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You can purchase some of these items now at ModbusBACnet.com. We keep stock of most gateways and CAS can often ship for next day delivery. Often we need to do due diligence with you, check the number of devices, trunks, points , network routing and many other factors and thus we like a chance to chat to you, learn your project requirements and work with you to provide the most effective solution. Contact us.

Configuration and Support

With CAS you are purchasing a solution - not a commodity. If you ask CAS to do the gateway configuration for you then you are purchasing a solution from us and we will work with you to pre-configure the device, make changes as you require them, keep a backup of your files and provide support for you and your customer when installation is done.

CAS are famous for a high level of effective and responsive support. We work with you using voice, email and remote desktop applications.

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