IDX ifm VSE Gateway

The IDX ifm VSE Gateway is a DIN-rail mountable industrial communication gateway that allows real-time vibration monitoring data from the ifm VSE diagnostic device series to be made available via a variety of standard industrial data protocols and/or interfaces.


How does it work?

The Gateway has been specifically designed to work with the ifm VSE002 and VSE100 monitoring devices, and collects data from up to 10 VSE devices via Ethernet. The IDX Gateway exposes the VSE vibration monitoring data via interfaces based on the RS-232/485 or Ethernet interfaces, such as MODBUS and OPC. Alternatively, a custom protocol interface can be cost-effectively developed if required. The gateway requires minimal configuration when using the OPC DA Server or MODBUS slave interfaces as these are preconfigured as required. Data can be read from the device using an OPC client or MODBUS master, for example, that has been set to read specific data items. Other interface configuration and device setup can be performed from a PC via an Ethernet connection using the IDX Management Console utility.  

Feature Summary

  •          Supported ifm VSE Devices

Up to 10 ifm VSE002 and/or VSE100 devices

  •            Supported Gateway Interfaces

MODBUS TCP Master/Slave, MODBUS RTU Master/Slave. OPC DA Client/Server, other Ethernet or RS-232/485 interfaces available on request. 

  •           Physical Interface options

2 x Ethernet 1Gbps, 4 x RS-232/ 422/485. Multiple interfaces can be used simultaneously (6 x isolated interface version also available)

  •           VSE Vibration Monitoring Data Available

32 Counter Values
24 Object Level Values, Flags, Level Warning, Level Damage, Emphasised Result, Hysteresis Warning, Hysteresis Damage, RPM Value
24 RPM Object Values
2 Auxiliary Input Value
2 Auxiliary Input Flags
1 Digital Input/output Flags
1 Auxiliary Output Value
1 Auxiliary Output Flags
1 Auxiliary Mapped Object Value
84 Sub Object Values, Flags, Option Value, RPM Value
No item/tag limits or licenses required.

  •            Maximum Data Refresh Rate

1000 ms

  •          VSE Configuration/Meta data

Connected VSE device configuration can be obtained from VSE device and exported to text file through IDX Management Console

           IDX Gateway Configuration

Preconfigured to expose all available VSE data items. Additional configuration is performed using the IDX Management Console Windows tool (connection via Ethernet).

          Dimensions (WxDxH)

48 x 110 x 155mm

         Power requirements

12-24V DC, 18W

          Operating Temperature

-20 to +70 C ambient


DIN rail