Monitoring and Troubleshooting Made Easy
The MGate 5118 gateway series has a built-in traffic monitor function that monitors J1939-protocol traffic, allowing users to monitor the status of connected CAN devices, including error count, packet count, and bus-offline. The traffic monitor function can also be used to troubleshoot CAN devices. This diagnostics tool helps users check CAN device settings and indicates the availability of CAN devices by reading the J1939 network address. In addition, the MGate 5118 gateway series has a built-in Live List function for when two or more J1939-supported devices are connected to the same CAN bus. This function shows the PGNs and addresses of packets transmitted from each device, giving users the ability to gauge the loading of the CAN bus.
To detect loose cables, the MGate 5118 gateway series supports status monitoring and fault protection functions. The status monitoring function notifies a PLC when the cable between the gateway and CAN device is loose. In addition, the fault protection function performs actions predefined by the user when the cable between the gateway and CAN device becomes loose.