A protocol converter that connects serial devices to PROFINET-IRT control systems.

Anybus Communicator – Serial Master to PROFINET-IRT

Item number AB7078-B

The Anybus Communicator – Serial Master to PROFINET-IRT converts serial protocols to PROFINET-IRT, enabling you to connect any RS-232/485 device or equipment to PROFINET-IRT control systems. Anybus Communicators ensure reliable, secure, high-speed data transfers between different industrial networks while being easy to use.

Features and benefits

  • No hardware or software changes needed

    Pre-defined for Modbus RTU. Avoid the hassle of scripting and building serial Modbus frames with the 6-step Modbus RTU wizard.

  • Hassle-free Connection to Modbus RTU   

    Pre-defined for Modbus RTU. Avoid the hassle of scripting and building serial Modbus frames with the 6-step Modbus RTU wizard.

  • Compatible

    Convert any standard serial protocol such as Modbus RTU, DF1, or any other Request/Response or Produce/Consume proprietary protocol, in just a few minutes.

  • Slim hardware design

    The Communicator is designed for IP20 and DIN-rail mounting, enabling you to install it with ease, close to connected devices, thereby reducing wiring requirements.

  • 3-year warranty

    The Communicator is designed to be robust and long-lasting. A 3-year guarantee is provided.

  • Increased PLC Performance

    The Communicator performs an intelligent protocol conversion and presents the serial data to the PLC control system as easily processed I/O data.

  • Convert standard and proprietary serial protocols

    Convert standard serial protocols such as Modbus RTU and proprietary serial request/response or produce/consume-based protocols.

  • Save & Load

    The Save/Load function enables a completed configuration to be re-used for other installations.

  • Daisy chaining

    Versions with Dual Port switched Ethernet allow for daisy chaining and eliminate the need for external switches.

  • Trusted partner

    Anybus has a long history of working with all the major network organizations to ensure compliant, high-performing, and compatible products.

  • Life cycle management

    HMS maintains every part of the Communicator, including network updates, throughout the product’s lifecycle.

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Services and training

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Training with HMS Academy

Training from HMS Academy reduces the total cost and time of your project and gives improved quality and efficiency of the solution.

HMS offers trainings related to products, technologies and more. This could be in the form of an onsite training, online training or by running one of our E-learning sessions.

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Technical services

Technical Services from HMS helps customers with any type of assistance needed in addition to the products bought from HMS. The Technical Services page offers a list of all services we provide.

The services are provided by HMS’ global team of skilled and experienced engineers who work together with you, providing various services.

Typical activities are project planning, setting up evaluation demos, creating and validating product configurations, providing guidance during field trials, and more.

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Contact support

Technical Services from HMS helps customers with any type of assistance needed in addition to the products bought from HMS. The Technical Services page offers a list of all services we provide.

The services are provided by HMS’ global team of skilled and experienced engineers who work together with you, providing various services.

Typical activities are project planning, setting up evaluation demos, creating and validating product configurations, providing guidance during field trials, and more.

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If you would like to discuss with other people with the same interest please reach out through our forum

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Sustainability

HMS strives to minimize the climate impact in our own operations and in the value chain.

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Production

In modern production facilities, HMS manufactures industrial communication products with extreme quality demands.