HMS Industrial Networks Inc., Chicago, IL, has expanded its X-gateway family with 19 new EtherCAT gateways. The gateways allow connected EtherCAT devices to communicate with other fieldbus or industrial Ethernet networks and vice versa. The new EtherCAT gateway series includes versions for fieldbuses such as Profibus, DeviceNet, CANopen, Modbus, Interbus, CC-Link, ControlNet, AS-Interface, Profinet, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP. The gateways have a small metal housing and are designed for standard DIN rail mounting and 24 V supply. Typical applications involve installations with mixed usage of Beckhoff and Siemens, Rockwell, or Schneider PLCs.
HMS Industrial Networks Inc.