The new TX2123 Ethernet adaptor from a leading manufacturer of sensors and sensing systems Trolex makes possible the connection of almost any group I M1 RS485 MODBUS slave device onto the mine’s Ethernet backbone.

Unlike many general-purpose Ethernet adaptors, the Trolex TX2123 device is ATEX group I M1 certified, meaning the equipment works effectively in mining applications and continues to operate even when situated in a potentially explosive atmosphere.

The robust TX2123 converts data communications between MODBUS TCP over Ethernet and MODBUS RTU over RS485.

The TX2123 connects to the Ethernet via industrial standard ‘ST’ Optical Fibre ex connectors and to the RS485 via copper.

With over 50 years of experience in the UK mining industry, Trolex has invested in new product development for a range of products, manufactured specifically for use in the mining industry to improve safety and efficiency and reduce service and maintenance expenditure.

Further information is available from Trolex Ltd on 0161 483 1435, email: or by visiting the company’s website at

Trolex Ltd
Newby Road
Hazel Grove
telephone 0161 483 1435