HMS releases Profile Driver software packages

  • May 11, 2015
  • HMS Industrial Networks Inc
HMS releases Profile Driver software packages
HMS releases Profile Driver software packages

May 11, 2015 - HMS releases Profile Driver software packages that can be embedded into the drive during development to allow connection to EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, and Profinet/Profibus.

The extension to the Anybus CompactCom 40-series enables drives manufacturers to comply with common profile specifications such as PROFIdrive, EtherCAT DS402, and transparent DS402 on other networks.

By integrating support for Anybus CompactCom into a drive, device manufacturers will be able to offer wide fieldbus and industrial Ethernet connectivity along with integrated profile support to their customers - all through one, single development project,.

Different networks have different standards for how to communicate with a drive (for example, to tell the drive to operate at a certain speed). These so called “drive profiles” or “motion profiles” are supported by the Anybus concept through a Profile Driver Package — a software stack which is implemented into the drive during development. The ready-made source code from HMS can be quickly integrated into the processor of any drive.

Consequently, the profile-specific data is not actually “translated” inside the Anybus CompactCom. Rather, it passes through the module’s transparent channel unchanged and the conversion is done in the drive utilizing HMS’ Profile Driver Package. The DS402-based Profile Driver can be used to handle any CAN-based profile – not just drives and motion profiles – on any network. For example:

  • EtherNet/IP: Transparent DS402
  • EtherCAT: DS402, SEMI, Encoder

The Anybus CompactCom 40-series enables drives manufacturers to comply with the demands from all major networks, even for demanding high-performance standards such as EtherCAT or PROFINET 2.31.  The 40-series is especially designed for demanding applications requiring low latency and high data throughput. (Process data latency is lower than 15µs and 1500 bytes of process data can be transferred in each direction).

The 40-series products are pre-certified for network conformance by all the major network organizations which substantially speeds up testing and compliance. HMS also offers implementation help as a packaged service for drives manufacturers. 

Anybus CompactCom is a series of communication products which are integrated into an industrial device to offer connectivity to different industrial networks. CompactCom comes in chip, brick or module format, allowing the user to choose level of integration. Anybus CompactCom in Chip, Brick and module formats, integrated into drives.

HMS Industrial Networks

HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication including remote management. HMS develops and manufactures solutions for connecting automation devices and systems to industrial networks under the Netbiter, Anybus and IXXAT brands.



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