Power Electronics

Connectors Enable Network Access In Harsh Industrial Environments

HMS Industrial Networks now releases 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.

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 (IP = Ingress Protection). 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.

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)

HMS Industrial Networks
Part Number: M12

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