Industrial networking just got easier
Anybus X-gateways are used in thousands of industrial applications to enable communication between two industrial networks (fieldbus or industrial Ethernet).
These “network translators” are now modernized as HMS Industrial Networks introduces a new version of Anybus X-gateways to meet the future of the automation industry. The new version contains several new features, but is fully backwards compatible.
The new X-gateway comes with a USB interface, enabling users to connect the gateway to a PC and configure the network communication via the Windows-based Anybus configuration manager software.
The new housing with upright design requires less rack space and enables easier installation in the switching cabinet. The f lexible design also allows mounting on the side (f lat) similar to the previous version of the X-gateway.
As part of the new release, HMS introduces connectivity to CC-Link IE Field in the X-gateway family. Furthermore, several of the industrial Ethernet versions now include integrated dual-port Ethernet interfaces with an integrated switch, removing the need for external switches.
“This new version of the Anybus X-gateway will provide machine builders, system integrators, OEMs and end users with a modern communication gateway that is very easy to use when it comes to configuration and integration,” says Markus Bladh, product manager at HMS.
“The X-gateway product family is a proven and trusted solution already in place in thousands of industrial automation plants. For these existing users, HMS ensures backwards compatibility within their industrial automation systems – keeping the same high performance, reliability and low latency.”
Anybus X-gateways help system integrators interconnect any two networks, enabling consistent information f low throughout the entire plant.
With hundreds of individual master/slave and slave/ slave versions, Anybus X-gateways allows users to connect almost any possible combination of industrial networks.