DeviceNet Scanner, is NetTool DN a necessary software to purchase?


I’m looking into getting the Anybus X-gateway – DeviceNet Scanner - PROFINET-IO Device to connect a Siemens S7-1500 using Profisafe to an ABB robot controller on DeviceNet. The product page for the Gateway says that configuration is easy with just the Anybus Configuration Manager software, but the Network Guide - DeviceNet Scanner includes the Anybus NetTool DN software. Is NetTool DN necessary or can only the Anybus Configuration Manager software be used?



There are limited DeviceNet configuration options:

You will need to use NetTool DN or another DeviceNet configuration tool for network configuration. There is a free version at for up to 2 nodes.