Any­bus ex­tends its Com­pactCom range

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

The Any­bus Com­pactCom range of em­bed­ded com­mu­ni­ca­tion so­lu­tions from HMS In­dus­trial Net­works have pro­vided au­to­ma­tion de­vices with con­nec­tiv­ity to any field­bus or in­dus­trial Eth­er­net net­work for more than a decade. With the new Any­bus Com­pactCom 40-se­ries, HMS now in­tro­duces a new tech­nol­ogy gen­er­a­tion.

The 30-se­ries (based on the Any­bus NP30 net­work pro­ces­sor) has been in­stalled in mil­lions of au­to­ma­tion de­vices and sys­tems around the world and is tai­lored for gen­eral pur­pose au­to­ma­tion such as AC drives, weigh scales, valves, bar­code scan­ners, sen­sors, HMIs etc.

The new 40-se­ries is based on HMS's Any­bus NP40 net­work pro­ces­sor and is suit­able for high-end in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions that re­quire field­bus or real-time Eth­er­net con­nec­tiv­ity. Of­fer­ing close to zero de­lay be­tween de­vices and real-time net­works – it is ideal for high­per­for­mance ap­pli­ca­tions such as servo drive sys­tems, which re­quire fast net­work cy­cles and syn­chro­niza­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

The Com­pactCom 40-se­ries will sup­port all ma­jor in­dus­trial net­works, and the first re­lease in April 2014 in­cludes con­nec­tiv­ity to 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 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 them on Eth­er­net hard­ware into an in­dus­trial de­vice and sim­ply down­load ready­made firmware to con­nect to the de­sired net­work.

Any­bus Com­pactCom comes in three dif­fer­ent form fac­tors of­fer­ing dif­fer­ent lev­els of hard­ware in­te­gra­tion to au­to­ma­tion de­vices.­quiry #M140540

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