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HMS – New Anybus CompactCom modules equipped with M12 connectors (Anybus CompactCom)Oct 1 2012 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
Latest from HMS Industrial Networks is a series of Anybus CompactCom modules equipped with M12 connectors. This enables network connectivity for machinery which operates in wet, dusty, or otherwise demanding industrial environments. Networks are initially PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and EtherCAT.
Enabling IP ratings up to IP67 Just as the standard CompactCom modules, the new M12 versions will be available with and without housings. The M12 version without housing makes it possible to achieve a protection rating of IP6. This means that the product is completely sealed from dust and can resist water. The CompactCom M12 versions with housing are IP20 rated, just as the standard CompactCom modules with the default fieldbus connectors, says the company.
“We see companies standardizing on M12 connectors for various reasons,” says Stefan Källström, product manager, Embedded Solutions, HMS. “Some use it because they provide a sturdy and secured wire connection, while others need to reach higher IP rating since their machines operate in wet or in dusty environments. With the new M12 connectors, we enable device manufacturers and end users to get access to the most common fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks and still maintain a high IP rating“.More news from HMS