Schneider Electric Receives the 10,000,000th Anybus Module Award from HMS Networks

19 Jun 2024 at 22:00
By Magnus Jansson
Technical News

Schneider Electric, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has been honored with the 10,000,000th Anybus Module award by HMS Networks. By integrating Anybus network connectivity interfaces into its line of variable speed drives, Schneider Electric empowers its customers with a diverse range of drives that can be fine-tuned for both performance and energy efficiency. This dual benefit not only enhances customer operation performance but also contributes to a greener planet. 


Achieving Sustainability: Schneider Electric’s Commitment 

Sustainability lies at the heart of Schneider Electric’s mission. The company employs multifaceted strategies to promote a sustainable world. One key approach involves assisting customers in reducing energy consumption while maximizing the impact of the energy they use. As a trailblazer in the transition to a cleaner and more equitable industry, Schneider Electric’s significant contributions to carbon emissions reduction are publicly disclosed every quarter.


Variable Speed Drives and Carbon Emissions Reduction 

Jean-Louis Guillou, VP Drives - Industrial Control & Drives, highlights the remarkable impact of Variable Speed Drive. Currently, 42% of the total avoided carbon emissions in the Schneider Electric carbon emission report can be attributed to Variable Speed Drives and the more efficient utilization of electrical motors—an achievement that Jean-Louis describes as “absolutely fantastic.” 


Enhancing Motor Performance with Smart Drives 

Jean-Louis Guillou observes that the trends in drives align with broader industry shifts. Intelligence is increasingly embedded in products, and with each new drive generation, processing power doubles—a deliberate effort to improve monitoring and control to further improve overall efficiency. To achieve optimal motor performance, continuous monitoring and adjustment are crucial. This necessitates smart automation equipment that can be intelligently controlled. In certain industries, up to 50% of total energy consumption is attributed to electrical motors. By employing smart drives to regulate these motors, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 20%, as explained by Jean-Louis Guillou. 


A 20-Year Partnership: Schneider Electric and HMS Networks 

Schneider Electric and HMS Networks have maintained a strategic partnership for two decades. During this time, HMS Networks has been instrumental in developing network connectivity solutions for Schneider Electric’s popular variable speed drives, enabling seamless connectivity to industrial control networks. These networks span various protocols, including PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, and more. The collaboration between Schneider and HMS Networks has been essential in achieving a solution for supporting multiple industrial communication protocols. 


HMS Networks: Pioneering Industrial Network Connectivity 

HMS Networks, a leading provider of industrial network connectivity interfaces through its Anybus brand, plays a crucial role in advancing digitalization within the industry. Their communication interfaces support a wide range of industrial network protocols, enabling manufacturers of industrial equipment to seamlessly connect to any type of network without the burden of in-house development and maintenance. By partnering with HMS Networks, companies like Schneider Electric can offer their customers world-class and reliable network connectivity.


Connectivity: A Vital Requirement for Efficiency and Sustainability 

As the world moves toward greater efficiency and sustainability, digitalization is becoming ubiquitous. Connectivity is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity. In the future, everything will be interconnected. Schneider Electric and HMS Networks share a vision of continued collaboration to drive this transformation forward. 

Jean-Louis Guillou, Vice President for Schneider Drives division, sums it up: “Digitalization is happening all around us. Connectivity isn’t just nice to have; it’s an essential requirement. Let’s continue working together to shape a connected and sustainable future.” 


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Schneider Electric, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has been honored with the 10,000,000th Anybus Module award by HMS Networks. The award ceremony took place at the Schneider Electric headquarters in Paris. Present at the ceremony were Magnus Jansson, Product Marketing Director at HMS Networks, Jean-Louis Guillou, VP Drives at Schneider Electric, and Peter Greenfort, Strategic Account Manager at HMS Networks. 


Jean-Louis GUILLOU, Vice President for Schneider Drives division has been working with HMS Networks for many years and are looking forward to continued close collaboration. 


The popular Altivar Variable Speed Drive from Schneider Electric features a communication interface that has been developed in collaboration with HMS Networks. This interface enables Schneider customers to connect the drive to an industrial network, allowing for efficient monitoring and control of the motors it operates. The result is smoother operation and improved energy efficiency. 


For more information, please contact: 
Magnus Jansson, Product Marketing Director, +46 (0)72 601 30 43