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Industrial networking products added to the portfolio

1st February 2005
ACP&D Limited are pleased to announce that the Anybus range of products which are intended for industrial network connectivity have been added to the portfolio. Interchangeable Anybus interface modules, Gateways, & PC interface products provide a complete and reliable way to connect your product to Profibus, DeviceNet, Modbus, Ethernet, CC-Link, ControlNet, CANopen, Interbus, FIPIO, Fieldbus Foundation, LonWorks, AS-Interface & Bluetooth™
The Anybus Communicator enables almost any device designed for serial communication with a RS232, RS422 or RS485 communication interface to be connected to all major fieldbus networks. In it's simplest form the Anybus Communicator operates in the Generic data mode and permits simple message routing between the serial device and it's fieldbus interface, without sorting or processing the data in any way. It is also possible to perform some of the data processing in the Anybus Communicator such as CRC checksum calculations, which don't need to be transferred over the fieldbus. This saves engineering time and improves data throughput.
The Anybus-X products are industrial gateways/bridges which are designed to connect almost any two industrial networks together. The product range supports 15 different fieldbus networks such as Profibus, DeviceNet, CANopen and CC-Link as well as Industrial Ethernet versions. The Anybus-X gateways are designed for use in Industrial Automation plants where increasingly many different Fieldbus networks are used. These gateways help System Integrators to easily interconnect between any two networks and ensure a transparent information flow throughout the entire plant.
Anybus-PCI is a high performance Master and Slave system utilizing PCI cards based on proven Anybus technology. These products offers the user a competitively priced PCI card based solution with the high performance and interchangeability of the Anybus range. Added to this is the comprehensive configuration software ‘Anybus NetTool' which is designed to help configure a Profibus or DeviceNet network. Typical applications for Anybus-PCI are embedded PCs and PC based PLCs, CNC'c and Robot controllers, as well as HMI's and intelligent visualization systems.


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