Anybus CompactCom with M12 connectors enables network access
News Release from:
HMS Industrial Networks AB
27 September 2012
HMS Industrial Networks has released a series of Anybus CompactCom modules equipped with M12 connectors. This enables network connectivity for machinery which operates in wet, dusty, or otherwise demanding industrial environments. Networks are initially PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and EtherCAT.
Enabling IP ratings up to IP67
Just as the standard CompactCom modules, the new M12 versions will be available with and without housing. The M12 version without housing makes it possible to achieve a protection rating of IP67. This means that the product is completely sealed from dust and can resist water. The CompactCom M12 versions with housing are IP20 rated, just as the standard CompactCom modules with the default fieldbus connectors.
“We see companies standardizing on M12 connectors for various reasons,” says Stefan Källström, Product Manager, Embedded Solutions at HMS. “Some use it because they provide a sturdy and secured wire connection, while others need to reach higher IP rating since their machines operate in wet or in dusty environments. With the new M12 connectors, we enable device manufacturers and end users to get access to the most common fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks and still maintain a high IP rating“.
Built on proven technology
The Anybus CompactCom modules with M12 connectors offer the same functionality as standard CompactCom modules, including complete interchangeability between modules. This means that once the Anybus CompactCom concept is implemented into a product, it is possible to just plug in any CompactCom module to get access to the targeted network.
HMS offers Anybus CompactCom with M12 connectors for the following industrial networks:
- PROFINET RT (September 2012)
- EtherNet/IP (September 2012)
- Modbus TCP (September 2012)
- EtherCAT (October 2012)
- PROFIBUS (October 2012)
- DeviceNet (November 2012)