HMS Industrial Networks recently released the second product in their EtherNet/IP Linking Devices family. The new EtherNet/IP to Modbus-TCP Linking Device allows users to connect devices on Modbus-TCP to a Rockwell ControlLogix® or CompactLogix® PLC. Users will benefit from the unique integration to Rockwell’s Studio5000 Logix Designer, as all configuration is made from inside Studio 5000. The new linking device makes it possible to include any automation device with Modbus TCP-communication into an EtherNet/IP-based network architecture supporting over 8000 bytes of IO data in total.
Speaking about the product, Markus Bladh, Product Manager, HMS, shared, “We released our first EtherNet/IP Linking Device for serial communication in early 2016 and it was very well received by the market. With the new EtherNet/IP to Modbus-TCP Linking Device, we are able to offer a cost-efficient connectivity solution between these networks supporting big data transfer. Thanks to the very tight integration to Studio 5000, Rockwell users can also easily access data from Modbus-TCP devices.”