HMS Serial EtherNet/IP Linking Device
HMS Industrial Networks released its first product in a new family of EtherNet/IP Linking Devices. The new Serial EtherNet/IP Linking Device allows users to connect any serial device to a Rockwell ControlLogix or CompactLogix PLC. According to HMS, the main advantage of the new Linking Device is the unique integration to Rockwell’s Studio5000 Logix Designer.
All configuration is made from inside Studio 5000. It makes it possible to include any automation device with a serial RS-232/422/485 application interface in an EtherNet/IP-based network architecture, and it supports all kinds of serial protocols including Modbus, DF1, produce/consume, ASCII and custom protocols.