Flexible communication is a key successes factor for almost any PLC. Whether a master / scanner interface is needed to control the decentralized I/O devices or a slave interface is required for integration of the PLC as a slave into a upper level control network, the Anybus technology from HMS provides the right solution.
Designing a Fieldbus or Ethernet Master / Scanner Interface for a PLC
Via an integrated master / scanner interface it is possible to connect decentralized field devices such as I/O blocks, valves, drives or HMI via the network to the PLC. The network replaces the costly parallel wiring and ensures a reliable and fast data exchange of input and output data between the PLC and the decentralized field devices.
Requirements on such a master / scanner interface include high data throughput, easy configuration and flexibility regarding the network type. HMS fulfill these requirements and offer ready to use embedded master / scanner solutions for Profibus, DeviceNet, CANopen, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP and AS-Interface.
Along with the embedded communication modules, HMS offers tailor-made configuration tools that are used to describe the configuration of the network and download it into the master / scanner interface.
|CM CANopen Master/Manager for the SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC|
The CM CANopen enables you to connect any CANopen or CAN 2.0A devices to a SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC. The module plugs into your S7-1200 and acts as a bridge between the CANopen/CAN devices and the micro PLC. This allows you to choose from a wider range of automation products when designing your system.
Available from Q1 2013 this plug-in "in-rack" extension for the new SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC comes with full integration within the TIA Portal software architecture. Contact HMS for more information about integrated "in-rack" Master/Scanner communication modules.
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Designing a Fieldbus or Ethernet Slave Interface for a PLC
Via an integrated slave / adapter interface, it is possible to integrate the PLC as a slave or adapter into an upper level control network. This is a typical application for small and micro PLCs, where the PLC performs data pre-processing and the pre-processed data is transmitted via the fieldbus / Ethernet network to a hierarchical higher ranked control system.
Requirements on such a slave / adapter interface solution include high flexibility regarding the type of network, transmission of small amounts of data, access to cyclic process I/O data and acyclic parameter via the same network interface and low connectivity cost.
The Anybus® CompactCom™ family allows you to integrate fieldbus and industrial Ethernet network capaiblites into your PLC/Micro PLC in various form factors and with different performance capabilities.
|CompactCom Module||CompactCom Brick||CompactCom Chip|
|Integrate a CompactCom module into your PLC for a fully integrated hardware and software solution that gives the fastest time to market!
|Integrate a CompactCom Brick interface into your PLC for a semi-integrated solution that gives you connector flexibility (RJ45, D-sub, M12)
| Choose to integrate core Anybus technology directly to your PCB design with an Anybus NP40 or NP30 CHIP solution!
|PLC / Micro PLC application examples with Anybus slave/adapter technology|
|Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG
Product type: Compact PLC
HMS product: Anybus CompactCom
|TELE Haase Steuergeräte GmbH
Product type: Monitoring and Control System
HMS product: Anybus CompactCom
|Lenord, Bauer & Co. GmbH
Product type: Motion Controller
HMS product: Anybus-S