Hannover Fair: Industrial gateways

Hannover Fair (Hannover Messe), offers 10 flagship international trade fairs and 1,000 themed special presentations and forums, April 21-25, 2008. Industrial network gateways are among many automation-related technologies there.


Hannover, Germany and Halmstad, Sweden


Hannover Fair (Hannover Messe)


offers 10 flagship international trade fairs and 1,000 themed special presentations and forums, April 21-25, 2008. Organizers call Hannover Messe is said to be the most important platform for technical innovations, trends in automation, technologies for maximizing energy efficiency and security, state-of-the-art automotive solutions, and customized PLM or MES systems.

Hannover Fair exhibitors and products


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Hannover Fair 2008 well under way


.Among a wide range of technologies anticipated, exhibitor

HMS Industrial Networks (HMS)


is showing Anybus X-gateways, a family of more than 180 network-to-network industrial gateways, with 19 new gateways to enable connectivity to EtherCAT and expand the X-gateway range by adding new combinations for interconnection of industrial networks. It is possible to link EtherCAT with many other fieldbus and Ethernet networks such as Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, Modbus-RTU, and Modbus-TCP. The gateways provide a transparent path for I/O data between any two networks and thus can interconnect PLCs from all leading PLC manufacturers; among them Siemens, Rockwell, Schneider, Mitsubishi, Phoenix Contact, Bosch, and Moeller.


HMS expands its X-gateway offerings by adding 19 new combinations to inter-connect industrial networks to EtherCAT.


On display will be Anybus-based automation devices from many well known manufacturers and applications such as robot controllers, drives, HMI's, and intelligent sensors based on Anybus connectivity solutions.
A free


Anybus training seminar is available





has also introduced Anybus CompactCom without housing as a standard product line, to maximize integration flexibility for OEM manufacturers. As a complement to the widely used plug-in Anybus CompactCom communication modules with housing, the company will offer a complete Anybus CompactCom range of interchangeable plug-in modules also without housing. Without the plastic housing, the modules fit in smaller automation devices. Fastening kits are provided. Modules support Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP, CANopen, CC-Link, RS-232, RS-485, USB, and Bluetooth. More versions are in development.The company just releasedworking technology information, in local language, to our customers here in Italy," said Paolo Sartori, sales and marketing manager, HMS Italy. Already available in English, German, Japanese, Chinese, and French, a version in Spanish language will soon be available.In-depth discussions are planned at the HMS booth (E64, Hall 11) related to industrial networking and Ethernet trends and developments. A specialist team will discuss individual product requirements. A key theme this year is the current and future direction of industrial Ethernet and HMS says it is at the forefront of Ethernet technology. The company has prepared a specific area on the HMS Hannover stand to explain the current situation and the future directions of industrial networking.According to HMS CEO Nicolas Hassbjer, "We have now completed a considerable strengthening of our organization and relocation of the entire Swedish operations. This has a short-term negative effect on profitability, but gives us the right conditions for a continued growth and improved service to our customers."


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