HMS Adds EtherCAT Support into Anybus Technology

12/09/2005


 

Karlsruhe, GermanyHMS Industrial Networks recently became member of the EtherCAT Technology Group and announced its commitment to develop a range of EtherCAT compatible products. HMS will complement its family of interchangeable, Anybus communications modules with embedded EtherCAT interfaces. HMS already supports 17 different fieldbuses and four, different industrial-Ethernet technologies. EtherCAT will be the latest contribution to Anybus’ family.

 

“We have some 400 device manufacturers world-wide that standardize on our Anybus for industrial communication. All these vendors can now also get an easy access to EtherCAT technology for their products” says Nicolas Hassbjer, President of HMS. “We recognize the growing success of EtherCAT among European OEM’s and machine builders, and for us it is important to provide our customers with a solution for instant EtherCAT connectivity”.

 

EtherCAT is said to offer an open, real-time Ethernet network with simple wiring and low system costs. EtherCAT standards for performance include: 1000 I/Os in 30tandard MAC or NIC without a dedicated communication processor.

 

It is claimed that EtherCAT is supported by over 240 industrial companies worldwide.

 

HMS Industrial Networks is an international company that develops and manufactures solutions for interfacing automation devices to industrial networks. Local sales and support activities and In-Design support for device manufacturers are provided by the four branch offices in Chicago, Beijing, Karlsruhe, and Tokyo.

 

For more information visit: www.

 

www.hms-networks.de

 

www.ethercat.org

 

Richard Phelps , senior editor, Control Engineering

 



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