What is Anybus?

Just as the name suggests, Anybus products enable industrial devices to communicate with any fieldbus or industrial Ethernet network — wired or wirelessly. Anybus is manufactured and marketed by HMS Industrial Networks and is today the world's most widely used product family for industrial network connectivity.

Where is Anybus used?

Factory automation remains the main market for Anybus. Today, millions of robots, drives, sensors, HMIs, weight scales, etc. rely on Anybus communication.

As communication is becoming increasingly important in other areas such as buildings, vehicles, process plants and infrastructure, Anybus is venturing into new markets.

Anybus gateway installed

How Anybus works

Anybus products consist of electronic hardware and software which enable industrial devices to communicate.

Anybus can be embedded into an industrial device to provide network connectivity or be used as a gateway which "translates" between devices and networks. There are also Anybus products for wireless communication.

Anybus NP40

Solutions for device, machine manufacturers and system integrators


Anybus Embedded

Anybus CompactCom™ gives you multi-network connectivity with just one development project. Available in chip, brick or module format.

Anybus embedded solutions


Anybus Gateways

Anybus Communicator™ and X-gateway™ — more than 300 stand-alone gateways for connecting devices, machines, systems or networks. 

Anybus gateway solutions


Anybus Wireless

Anybus Wireless Bridge, Wireless Bolt and Wireless Access Points allow you to connect networks, machines and devices over Bluetooth or WLAN.

Anybus wireless solutions