Automotive manufacturing and testing

Communication for automotive manufacturing solutions

Automotive manufacturing solutions requires communication between different parts on the factory floor. Connect different PLC-systems, machines, and devices. Enable remote access to industrial equipment for troubleshooting and programming. Run testing and network diagnostics. Or unwire machinery and enable them to communicate via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular.

End of line and system testing

Connect in-vehicle networks to automation systems

HMS offers a wide range of products specially designed for automotive testing – providing access to in-vehicle networks (IVN) like Automotive Ethernet, CAN, LIN, FlexRay and others.

We enable end of line (EOL) testing during battery pack and electric drive production and support your system verification tests. Products range from simple gateways over data logging, data visualization and access to automation and PLC systems up to rest bus simulation in real time environments.

Connecting devices and machines

Network connectivity for automotive manufacturing solutions

Anybus from HMS Networks supports all common communication standards in Automotive, like PROFINET IRT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus RTU, CAN, and more.

You can connect different devices and PLC systems using gateways or embed communication interfaces into a device to enable it to communicate in any automotive facility.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular

Go wireless!

Get rid of the cables! Connect machines and devices via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular wireless (3G/4G/5G) to create wireless bridges and access machine data. 

Got 5G? 
Want to evaluate 5G in your factory? HMS offers 5G routers and starter kits allowing you to implement and test 5G in your site. 

Integrate functional safety

Functional Safety – the easy way

Moving machinery in a factory needs to operate in a safe way to avoid harming people or equipment. But connecting to safety networks such as CIP Safety, PROFIsafe and FSoE is complex and time-consuming. 

Ixxat Safe from HMS Networks offers the industry‘s most comprehensive product and service offerings for integrating safe IOs and communication solutions based on EN ISO 13849-1 and EN/IEC 62061. 

  • Pre-certified by TÜV Rheinland
  • Speeds up your development process
  • Reduces development costs and risks
Automotive remote access
Access and monitor machines from anywhere

Remote troubleshooting

Ewon remote solutions offer machine builders in the automotive industry the ability to remotely troubleshoot their machines. This enables better understanding of how the machines perform in order to provide better support for end customers.

In addition, this information can be used to improve the design of the next generation of machines, resulting in more efficient and effective technology for the automotive industry.

Network diagnostics
Stay connected!

Network diagnostics

HMS also helps you with a range of netowork diagnostic solutions  —performing health checks, reports and best paths of repair for industrial networks – all to avoid costly and unplanned downtime. 

These solutions consist of permanent monitoring and troubleshooting solutions as well as a wide range of services, including training and on-site support to ensure and maintain a robust infrastructure. 

Product categories

Products used for automotive manufacturing solutions

Our customers speak for us

Case studies and testimonials

Car simulator driven by Ixxat – PC CAN interfaces
PC interface cards Ixxat

Car simulator driven by Ixxat – PC CAN interfaces

ETAS uses Ixxat PC interface boards to enable communication between their LABCAR HiL test system and different Electronic Control Units (ECUs).

Connecting robot accessories to any industrial network

Robots need accessories to work efficiently. But what’s the easiest way to connect the accessories to factory networks? The easiest way is to use Anybus’ ready-made products and expertise, as RSP found out.
Connecting robots with Ixxat INpact interfaces
PC interface cards Ixxat

Interconnection of robots with customer higher-level systems

Yaskawa offers industry-leading, high-speed industrial robots for various fields of application. For integration into customer environments, different fieldbus networks have to be supported – this is the point where the Ixxat INpact from HMS comes into action.


Can I use Anybus communication interfaces for high-performance applications like motion and sync?
Yes, Anybus embedded products handle large amounts of process data – up to 1500 bytes in each direction and have low throughput latency, less than 15µs, making it ideal for high-performance networks. It also supports Time Sensitive Networking – TSN. In addition, the new generation of Anybus gateways also supports simpler motion and sync applications.

Talk to an expert about Automotive

Have a communication expert from HMS contact you to discuss your specific requirements.