HMS Industrial Networks’ Anybus CompactCom modules are equipped with M12 connectors, enabling network connectivity for machinery that operates in wet, dusty or otherwise demanding industrial environments. The company says that the modules are further characterized by:
- Networks are initially PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and EtherCAT.
- They will be available with and without housing: the versions without housing make it possible to achieve a protection rating of IP67 (IP =Ingress Protection); the versions with housing are IP20 rated.
- The modules offer the same functionality as standard CompactCom modules, including complete interchangeability between modules.