HMS Industrial Networks has recently joined Mitsubishi Electric Europe's e-F@ctory Alliance as a new partner. HMS is able to provide a fast low-cost solution for interconnecting Mitsubishi automation devices via a wide range of standardised industrial networks, while ensuring the secure exchange of data between those devices, in the form of its "Anybus" gateways, protocol converters and wireless solutions.
The cloud-based "Netbiter" remote management solution provides a future-oriented system which can be quite easily implemented in existing structures and, when used in conjunction with Mitsubishi PLCs, frequency inverters and control devices, offers an optimum solution for collecting operating data and monitoring automation systems.
As part of this collaboration, "Anybus" gateways and protocol converters offer solutions for expanding the possibilities for integrating Mitsubishi automation systems in a wide variety of industrial networks. The "Netbiter" complete remote maintenance solution addresses the M2M segment. Systems are available via a mobile radio or Ethernet connection.
The central element is the Netbiter Argos data portal with innovative cloud technology for capturing and displaying operating data. This enables data registers as well as process values, such as temperature and frequency inverter data, inputs and outputs and alarms for example, to be conveniently recorded to the Argos server and displayed using plant mimic diagrams. Reports and trend graphs can be produced automatically on a daily/weekly basis etc. and sent by e-mail if required.
The integrated user and project management system is designed for the centralised management of multiple devices in different locations as well as for
defining the authority level for users. The alarm management system sends reports by e-mail/SMS or SNMP. The modular user management system is specially designed to enable machine manufacturers to offer their customers individual remote management solutions as an additional service.
As the worldwide market leader for industrial communication solutions, HMS has produced more than 250 different varieties of gateways, protocol converters and wireless products to date. There is a wide range available especially for the CC-Link favoured by Mitsubishi. The "Netbiter" remote management solution has been adapted to Mitsubishi automation devices and offers a high-performance solution for displaying data and monitoring systems and plants that is also easy to integrate. The user benefits are there for all to see and include simple database and web programming as well as modem integration, for example. In addition, there is no need for costly firewall or VPN configuration either.
About HMS Industrial Networks
HMS Industrial Networks is an international company operating in the field of industrial communication. HMS designs and produces solutions for connecting automation devices to industrial networks. Design and production are carried out at the company's headquarters in Halmstad/Sweden. Sales and support activities are coordinated by its local branch offices in China, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA. HMS has more than 200 employees and achieved sales of 36 million Euros in the 2010 fiscal year. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm/Sweden under "Small Cap, Information Technology": ISIN SE0002136242.
About Mitsubishi Electric
With 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, as well as in products for the energy sector, water and waste water, transportation and building equipment.
With around 114.000 employees the company recorded consolidated group sales of 32,2 billion Euro in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
Our sales offices, research & development centres and manufacturing plants are located in over 30 countries.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Factory Automation European Business Group (FA-EBG) has its European headquarters in Ratingen near Dusseldorf, Germany. It is a part of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan.
The role of FA-EBG is to manage sales, service and support across its network of local branches and distributors throughout the European region.
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