A protocol converter that connects CAN devices to EtherCAT control systems.

Anybus Communicator – CAN to EtherCAT

Item number AB7311-B

The Anybus Communicator – CAN to EtherCAT converts CAN protocols to EtherCAT, enabling you to connect any CAN-based device or equipment to EtherCAT 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 

    Integrate your CAN-based industrial devices and equipment to a PROFINET-IRT control system without the need for any changes to the device. Just connect, configure and you're done! 

  • CAN frame building

    Use the Anybus Configuration Manager for easy visual CAN frame building.

  • Compatible 

    Convert CANopen, or any custom CAN 1.0, 2.0A, or 2.0B 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. 

  • Any PLC 

    Compatible with PLCs from all leading manufacturers

  • Convert proprietary protocols 

    Converts Produce/Consume and Request/Response protocols and transactions.

  • 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. 

  • Easy integration

    No code or function blocks needed

  • 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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Discuss in the forum

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.