HMS starts green automation initiative

  • November 22, 2011
  • HMS Industrial Networks Inc
  • News

November 22, 2011 -  Recent research from the AIDA group of German automobile manufacturers (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, VW) and the Profibus User Organization shows that industrial networks play a major role in the implementation of control strategies for energy optimization on the plant floor. HMS has already introduced PROFIenergy-conformant Anybus embedded communication modules. Support for further energy management profiles will follow as soon as they become stable and widely accepted. HMS identified that it may take some time until the latest energy management standards will be used plant-wide. In the meantime, HMS offers a wide range of solutions mainly targeted at system integrators and end users. These solutions enable the integration of standard automation equipment into modern fieldbus or industrial Ethernet communication systems, increasing the level of automation, system efficiency and energy management. With the Anybus Communicator series of intelligent protocol converters, system integrators and end users are able to integrate existing automation equipment via standard serial RS-232 or Modbus-RTU interfaces into modern industrial fieldbus or Ethernet networks. Anybus X-gateways provide the same values interconnecting different networks. Both gateway families enable a transparent flow of information throughout the entire plant including the ability to switch off automation equipment during production breaks and standstill periods in a synchronized manner, adding to the total energy management and plant efficiency. A good example is the integration of standard circuit breakers — that are typically not network-enabled — into modern industrial networks. Netbiter remote management adds further green effects HMS's Netbiter solution for M2M remote management allows users to get an overview of their applications' energy consumption. The innovative Netbiter product line was recently awarded the Swedish E-prize 2011 within an application created by Jeff Electronics. The E-prize is awarded to companies that combine energy, efficiency and economics to reduce cost, minimize the environmental effect and also increase competitiveness. “Our green automation initiative will help businesses save energy and reduce their carbon footprint, while improving productivity and profits” says Staffan Dahlström, CEO at HMS Industrial Networks AB. HMS Industrial Networks is a leading independent supplier of embedded network technology for automation devices. HMS develops and manufactures solutions for interfacing automation devices and systems to industrial networks. Development and manufacturing take place at the headquarters in Halmstad, Sweden. Local sales and support are handled by the branch offices in China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA. HMS employs over 200 people and reported sales of 36 million EUR 2010. HMS is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category small Cap, Information Technology: ISIN SE0002136242.  

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