Industrial Communication Training Tools


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I have been looking to get a generic toolkit with which I can learn about the basic functionality of various industrial communications like below. Not necessarily all protocol in single toolkit.

1. EthernetIP
2. EtherCAT
3. Modbus
4. Fieldbus
5. Profibus

I don't have any other industrial devices (like PLC or Global Controller). yet I'm looking for some learning toolkit to understand protocols. I need hands-on in the industrial comm. protocols. I am pretty much looking for a device which can be connected to PC and start simulating the communication with which I can understand various protocols. I have looked in Anybus protocol converter device, but it's not suitable as it needs another end device to convert the protocol.

I appreciate with gratitude for any little guidance.