HMS Networks has expanded its second generation Anybus® Communicator™ range of high-performance gateways, enabling more data to be transferred faster within industrial applications. Thirteen new versions that bridge EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS, and PROFINET networks make it simple to connect control systems, remove islands of automation, and maximize opportunities to increase operational performance.
The award-winning Anybus NP40 industrial network processor powers the gateways, ensuring that the Communicators will match demanding requirements in terms of performance, reliability, and security.
The new hardware and software enable the gateways to transfer data instantly, up to 10 times faster than the current gateways. Users can also benefit from significantly increased data exchange support as the gateway transfers up to 1 500 bytes to and from the connected PLC.