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HMS delivers 5 millionth Anybus module to Parker Hannifin

HMS Industrial Networks has shipped its five-millionth Anybus product to Parker Hannifin – a Fortune 250 company in motion and control technologies.

The five-millionth Anybus is an Anybus CompactCom B40 which is to be used in one of Parker´s new valve control unit.

Anybus CompactCom will enable these valve controls to communicate on any fieldbus or industrial Ethernet network and consequently be used in any type of application, anywhere. 

Anybus CompactCom products are interchangeable communication products which are integrated into industrial devices to provide connectivity to different fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks.

Once the Anybus concept is implemented, it is possible to switch to another network by simply changing to another Anybus module.

The five-millionth Anybus product that was delivered to Parker Hannifin is an Anybus CompactCom B40.

This is a stripped-down version of CompactCom without housing, connectors and network isolation giving the user a lot of freedom when designing the product.

The Anybus CompactCom is to be used in Parker´s new valve control system which is just going into production.

Parker Hannifin and HMS have been working together successfully for more than 10 years.

John Garbarino, Parker Hannifin business development manager, explains why they have chosen Anybus for their new valve controls: “Parker Pneumatic Division North America and Europe chose the Anybus CompactCom B40 from HMS for several reasons.

“It provides network flexibility because it can be flashed to meet regional fieldbus or Ethernet protocol preferences.

“CompactCom also provides design flexibility since form factors include chip, brick, and module versions.”

Kevin Knake, executive vice president of HMS market unit Americas, says: “The Anybus communication products have support for all the major fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks that Parker Hannifin requires in their valve controllers and this enables them to connect to the various control systems used in automation technology.

“We are very happy that Parker Hannifin continues to trust in HMS as their industrial communication partner when launching this new state-of-the-art valve controller.”