HMS Industrial Networks Inc. now offers a solution that enables communication between M-Bus and any industrial network. According to the company:
- M-Bus is a widely-used standard for measuring devices such as electricity meters, gas meters, water meters etc.
- Getting data from these devices onto an industrial network enables plant owners to get better control of their total energy consumption and streamline operations.
- This solution consists of two parts: a transparent M-Bus converter which converts the M-Bus signals to RS232 (the converter works as M-Bus master and enables connection of up to 10 standard M-Bus devices) and an Anybus Communicator gateway which translates the RS232 signal to the chosen fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet network.
- The solution enables M-Bus devices to connect to: CANopen, CC-Link, ControlNet, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, FIPIO, Interbus, Modbus Plus, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, PROFIBUS and PROFINET.