Industrial networks: Anybus surpasses one million modules shipped

The one millionth Anybus communications module was produced in May 2009. It took HMS Technology 10 years to reach this milestone, but the second million mark will come faster.

06/10/2009


In Halmstad, Sweden in May, 2009, the one millionth Anybus module rolled off the production line. It took HMS Technology of Halmstad, Sweden more than 10 years to reach this milestone. HMS expects to reach the second million mark in significantly less time than the first.
Anybus technology, a family of interchangeable communication modules, was launched in 1995. Today, the actual shipment volume is more than 200,000 modules annually.
Designed to connect automation devices to an ever growing variety of industrial networks, Anybus technology delivers high flexibility and increased connectivity. “Thanks to the interchangeable Anybus modules, automation devices can be connected to all leading control systems irrespective of which communication networks are used in the respective applications," said Staffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS. "This is a great milestone for the entire HMS business, and yet more proof of the fantastic growth that we are experiencing with our Anybus technology.”

HMS Anybus communications modules for industrial networks

In Halmstad, Sweden in May 2009, the one millionth Anybus module rolled off the HMS production line.

Since its launch in 1995, the Anybus technology has evolved. The latest generation of products, such as the Anybus-CC, is powered by Anybus-NP30 technology—a single-chip, high performance network processor.
"When the first Anybus products were initially launched, they had several novelties like interchangeability with standardized hardware and a software interface independent of the network in use,” said Dahlström.
“This idea in particular has been a trendsetter which competitors tried to copy but never reached the same level of functionality, stability and quality. Now, in an even more diversified market with Fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and wireless networks, Anybus is more than ever the preferred technology for multi-network connectivity," Dahlström contends.
Development and manufacturing take place at the HMS head office in Halmstad, Sweden, and local support is provided by the branch offices in Chicago, Beijing, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mulhouse and Tokyo. Send an e-mail with questions or sales inquiries.

– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk


Industrial Networks channel





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Safer human-robot collaboration; 2017 Maintenance Survey; Digital Training; Converting your lighting system
IIoT grows up; Six ways to lower IIoT costs; Six mobile safety strategies; 2017 Salary Survey
2016 Top Plant; 2016 Best Practices on manufacturing progress, efficiency, safety
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
What controller fits your application; Permanent magnet motors; Chemical manufacturer tames alarm management; Taking steps in a new direction
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on preventing compressed air leaks and centrifugal air compressor basics and best practices for the "fifth utility" in manufacturing plants.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
click me