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HMS announces CC-Link IE communication module for Anybus CompactCom

November 142016
HMS announces CC-Link IE communication module for Anybus CompactCom

November 14, 2016 - HMS Industrial Networks now extends the Anybus CompactCom 40-series family with a new version which enables any automation device to communicate on CC-Link IE Field. This means that HMS offers both embedded and stand-alone gateway solutions for any CC-Link-related communication issue, including CC-Link IE Field.

Anybus CompactCom is a range of embedded communication interfaces which provides automation devices with connectivity to any industrial network – fieldbuses as well as industrial Ethernet. HMS now expands the Anybus CompactCom 40-series to include connectivity to the gigabit CC-Link IE Field network.

Fully certified by the CC-Link user organization (CLPA), the Anybus CompactCom 40-series offers CC-Link IE Field connectivity in two formats:

  • Module format, which enables connectivity for existing CompactCom users by plugging in the CC-Link IE Field module.
  • Brick format, ideal for users who have limited space or want to add their own choice of network connectors.

CompactCom is designed to be embedded into a host automation device to enable fast communication with any industrial network.

Designed for slave communication on CC-Link IE Field networks, Anybus CompactCom can handle up to 1536 bytes of process data in each direction making it suitable for most slave devices. The module supports generic device profiles and comes with a dual port switch implemented in HMS’ network processor — Anybus NP40.

By implementing the Anybus CompactCom concept, users get access to all major industrial networks, now including CC-Link IE Field. Since Anybus CompactCom products are interchangeable from a hardware and software point of view, users can connect to any network selecting the CompactCom of choice. Available networks in the 40-series are: PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, Powerlink, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet and CC-Link. Ten other networks are also available through the Anybus CompactCom 30-series.

About HMS Industrial Networks

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

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