In­dus­trial net­work­ing just got eas­ier

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

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.­eren­quiry #140635a

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