- April 07, 2014
- HMS Industrial Networks Inc
April 7, 2014 - HMS Industrial Networks releases Anybus CompactCom 40-Series communication modules for industrial applications that require fieldbus or real-time Ethernet connectivity. Offering close to ”zero delay” between devices and real-time networks, the 40-series is ideal for high-performance applications such as servo drive systems, which require fast network cycles and synchronization capabilities. The CompactCom 40-series supports EtherCAT, POWERLINK, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET and PROFIBUS. Like all CompactCom solutions, the 40-series covers all types of industrial networks — traditional fieldbuses as well as industrial Ethernet. Device manufacturers that choose to use CompactCom get access to all networks through one single development project, during which the user simply integrates the generic Anybus interface (hardware/software). After this, any CompactCom 40-series product can be connected, offering instant connectivity to industrial networks. The CompactCom 40-series extends the level of flexibility even further since it uses a common reprogrammable hardware to support several Ethernet networks. For example, it is possible to install the CompactCom 40-series Ethernet hardware into an industrial device and simply download ready-made firmware to connect to the desired network (for example POWERLINK, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IRT or EtherCAT). Anybus CompactCom comes in three different form factors offering different levels of hardware integration to automation devices:
- CompactCom Chip: A full network connectivity solution on a single chip for integration into the user’s PCB design.
- CompactCom Brick: Ideal for users who have limited space or want to add their own choice of network connectors.
- CompactCom Module: Complete and interchangeable communication modules that offer the fastest time to market.
“With the Anybus CompactCom 40-series, we can offer a complete communication solution suitable for both general automation devices and high-performance applications, says Leif Malmberg, Product Line Manager, Embedded, at HMS. “Users get the performance and accuracy they need for demanding applications, and the flexibility to adapt to different networks by simply downloading a new firmware.” 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. Development and manufacturing take place at the headquarters in Halmstad, Sweden. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA. HMS employs over 240 people and reported sales of 42,5 million EUR 2011.