Gateway Lets CANopen Devices Talk to Profinet

HMS Industrial Networks introduces a new, fast and easy way to connect CANopen-enabled automation devices to Profinet.

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The new Anybus X-gateway CANopen from HMS Industrial Networks helps system integrators to connect existing CANopen networks with new Profinet installations. Typical usage is in factories, where CANopen-based machinery needs to be integrated into modern automation systems which are often based on Profinet.

The Anybus X-gateway mounts onto a standard DIN rail and is powered by 24 Volt industrial power supply. The gateway transfers data from the PLC on the Profinet side to the CANopen devices, while also transferring data from the devices on the CANopen side to the PLC on the Profinet side. The CANopen master functionality can be configured with any CANopen configuration tool or with HMS´s CCM, a flexible and easy-to-use Windows-based CANopen configuration tool which is optimized for usage with HMS´s CANopen product series. Up to 126 CANopen slaves can be connected to the gateway using a total of up to 128 receive PDOs and 128 transmit PDOs.

The X-gateway functions as an IO device on the Profinet side and is available in two versions: single port Profinet (RT) and 2-port Profinet (IRT). The IRT version complies with Profinet conformance class C including IRT (Isochronous Real Time) functions. The IRT version includes an integrated 2-port Profinet IRT switch which allows installations in line topology without the need for expensive external switches. The Profinet interface incorporates HMS long experience as an approved supplier of Profinet communication interfaces to the AIDA group of automobile manufactures. HMS offers qualified support for users of HMS Profinet products with its global support organization and the accredited Profinet competence centers in Karlsruhe, Germany and Chicago, IL, USA.

Consisting of over 250 proven, robust and ready-to-use gateways, the Anybus X-gateway family connects almost every possible combination of two industrial networks. The product family supports 17 different fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks such as Profibus, DeviceNet, CANopen, CC-Link, EtherNet/IP and Profinet, altogether forming the most flexible standard gateway solution to connect two industrial networks on the market.

HMS Industrial Networks - www.anybus.com
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