HMS Industrial Networks (www.hms.se) has unveiled its all-new embedded Anybus-CompactCom PROFIenergy communication module, a Profinet communication module featuring integrated PROFIenergy profile server. With this release, the company supports the AIDA group of automakers – Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen – to minimize the energy consumption of their plants. The new device provides automation device manufacturers with fast and easy-to-integrate energy control functionality into their devices, according to the PROFIenergy standard. With the help of the PROFIenergy commands, a central controller switches complex automation systems comprising of automation devices from different manufacturers safely and easily into standby mode during standstill times and production breaks. It saves almost 40% of the electrical energy needed for the manufacturing process and reduces the CO2 emission.
The PROFIenergy server is implemented into the Anybus-CompactCom Profinet I/O communication module’s firmware. The module serves as a Profinet I/O device based on the conformance class B in the Profinet network and comes equipped with a fast two-port switch, allowing Profinet installations in line topology without using costly external switches. The embedded profile server handles the PROFIenergy parameters and commands according to use cases 1 to 3 and provides a standardized software and hardware interface towards the automation device’s electronics. It minimizes the development efforts that are needed in the automation device to comply fully with the PROFIenergy standard.
By selecting to integrate support for the all-new PROFIenergy CompactCom module, operators will automatically access any major industrial networks. It is part of the Anybus-CompactCom series of interchangeable plug-in communication modules – the most cost-efficient and flexible solution in the world for connecting devices to all major fieldbus as well as Industrial Ethernet networks such as DeviceNet, Profibus, CANopen, CC-Link, EtherCAT, Profinet, Sercos III and Modbus-TCP.