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HMS Delivers the Two-Millionth Anybus Module to Atlas Copco

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HMS Industrial Networks AB
Pilefeltsgatan 93-95

Press release date: July 17, 2012

HMS Industrial Networks has delivered its two-millionth Anybus module. The product was shipped to Atlas Copco Tools in Sweden who needed to connect one of their control systems to EtherNet/IP.

In early 2012, the two-millionth Anybus module left HMSs production facility in Halmstad, Sweden. The module in question was an Anybus CompactCom providing connectivity to EtherNet/IP. It is now embedded into an Atlas Copco Power Focus 4000 a state-of-the-art control system for industrial nutrunners.

At HMS, we are very proud to have reached this significant milestone, and it is especially pleasing that our two-millionth module went to Atlas Copco a progressive and leading industrial company which has been with us since the very beginning, says Niclas Johansson, Global Sales Director at HMS. This milestone confirms our position as the number one supplier of products for industrial communication, and we will continue to deliver Anybus products that provide customers with solid and reliable network connectivity.

Atlas Copco Anybus user since the 1990s
Atlas Copco was an early adopter of the Anybus concept and has been using the technology since the mid-1990s. Anybus provides Atlas Copcos power tools with connectivity to all major industrial networks. Since the Anybus modules are interchangeable, it is possible to simply switch to another module to gain connectivity to another network. No hardware or software modifications are needed.

KarlJohan Brjeson, Vice President, Marketing at Atlas Copco Motor Vehicles says: In order to keep delivering state-of-the art products to our customers, we need to stay at the forefront of technology. By using Anybus, we can connect our products to any industrial network and make sure they are always up to date with the latest network technology. Anybus means that we can focus on our core competence instead of keeping up with all the industrial networks.

The Anybus story
The first Anybus module was developed in 1994. Back then, it was a revolutionary technology advancement providing users with access to any of the rapidly evolving fieldbus networks. Today, 18 years later, Anybus modules are used by millions of industrial devices all over the world, keeping them up to date with the latest advancements in industrial connectivity. The communication modules are either embedded into the customers products, or act as stand-alone translators between industrial devices and networks.

HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of embedded network technology for automation devices. HMS develops and manufactures solutions for interfacing automation devices to industrial networks. Development and manufacturing takes place at the head office in Halmstad, Sweden. Local sales and support is provided by the HMS branch offices in Chicago, Beijing, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mulhouse and Tokyo. HMS employs over 240 people and reported sales of Euros42.5 million in 2011. HMS was formed in 1988 and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category Small Cap, Information Technology with ISIN SE0002136242.

HMS Industrial Networks Inc.
35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 IL 60601 Chicago
Phone: +13128290601
Fax: +13126292869

HMS Industrial Networks
Stationsgatan 37
30245 Halmstad
Michela NALIN
Phone: +46 351729 93
Fax: +46 351729 09
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