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Integrate existing devices into a PLC control system (Fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet)
Connect a non-networked device to a PLC control system (via its serial or CAN interface)
Embed multi-network capability into a new welding and tightening device series
Wirelessly access welding and tightening equipment
Need to connect two different cells on the factory floor where welding and tightening devices are connected to two different PLC systems.
Anybus® X-gateways™ connect any TWO combinations of fieldbus or industrial Ethernet networks. The X-gateways primary function is fast transfer of cyclic I/O data between the two networks
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Keep a well-performing, non-networked device by connecting it to a PLC control system using its serial RS-232/422/485 or CAN-based interface. No need for any hardware or software changes.
Anybus® Communicator™ connects to the devices RS-232/422/485 interface and translates the serial or CAN data stream into a fieldbus or industrial Ethernet protocol. The device will then be represented as a Slave/Adapter on the PLC control network.
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Require integrated fieldbus and industrial Ethernet connectivity for new product range. Require a mix of traditional fieldbuses but also want to have several Industrial Ethernet networks to expand the global sales potential on all markets. In addition, there are cost, time and conformance issues.
Anybus® CompactCom™ products are ready-made communication interfaces for fieldbus and industrial Ethernet, which you design in to give your device a multi-network slave/adapter interface. You choose the form factor depending on how integrated you want the solution to be — Chip, Brick or Module.
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Need to eliminate serial or Ethernet cables when using welding and tightening equipment for both convenience and to improve safety.
Anybus® Wireless Bridges and Wireless Bolt™ can be used to bridge serial and industrial Ethernet cables using either Bluetooth or WLAN. All data is still made available to the PLC controller,
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Anybus CompactCom gives ARO Welding Controllers connectivity to Profinet-IO Fiber Optics to meet the AIDA (German Automotive Manufacturers) requirements, secondly provide EtherNet/IP connectivity and finally how to integrate their existing fieldbus solutions.