repeaters, gateways, couplers


Helmholz produces a comprehensive range of automation components ranging from decentralised I/O systems, switches and repeaters, gateways and firewalls, to integrated remote maintenance solutions. Founded in 1988, the business has been at the forefront of developing user friendly and innovative automation components. Initially established as an engineering company for software and plant commissioning, two years later the first Siemens S5 products were launched. Today employing 85 people the company serves its worldwide customers through a network of sales offices and distributors. Assembly and inspection takes place at the company headquarters in Großenseebach, Germany. High standards of quality and performance, in accordance to ISO 9001:2015, have provided the foundation for Helmhoz success over the past 30 years.


ProfiNet to CANopen Gateway

The Helmholz PN/CAN gateway makes the connection of CAN devices on to a ProfiNet network very straightforward. It supports transfer rates up to 100Mbps full duplex, and up to 1Mbps on the CAN bus. The I/O data of the CAN participants is transparently displayed in a freely configurable manner on the PROFINET network and can be processed directly in the PLC. Features include MRP (media redundancy), extensive diagnostic functions and online diagnostics interface. The PN/CAN gateway is a CANopen master therefore supports gateway network management, SYNC telegrams and node guarding/heartbeat for monitoring the participants and LSS services. Up to 16 PDOs can be configured for each CANopen® slave. It is also possible to configure the CANopen participants using SDO frames and to administer emergency messages.

  • SDO Communications, Heatbeat & Node Guarding
  • Easy Configuration Using GSDML file
  • CANopen Master Protocol
  • Up to 127 CANopen Slaves

Linked Products
ProfiNet Interface1x 100Mbps / 1440 Bytes I/O
CAN Interface1x 50 - 1000kbps
CANopen Master
Up to 126 slaves, Heartbeat, Nodeguarding, Sync
USB InterfaceUSB 2.0
Status Indicator3x LEDS - Function Status
4x LEDS - Ethernet Status
Voltage Supply18 - 30VDC
Temperature Range0oC to +60oC
CataloguePN/CAN Gateway DatasheetPDF 1.8MB
PN/CAN Layer 2 Gateway DatasheetPDF 1.6MB
Helmholz ProfiNet Product FlierPDF 4.9MB
Helmholz Product Summary BrochurePDF 3.2MB
ManualPN/CAN Gateway ManualPDF 1.9MB
PN/CAN Layer 2 Gateway ManualPDF 808KB
PN/CAN Gateway Quick Start GuidePDF 4.7MB
PN/CAN Layer 2 Gateway Start GuidePDF 3.9MB
SoftwareSoftware, Drivers & Firmware

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