Anybus-M - Vue d'ensemble technique

Haute compatibilité

Un automate utilisant un module Anybus-M peut communiquer avec tous les équipements esclave de tous les différents constructeurs présent sur le marché, du réseau choisi.

La technologie Anybus-M étant certifiée et éprouvée, tous les appareils de terrain avec une interface esclave d'un réseau spécifique peuvent donc être connectés.

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  • Key Features
  • Applications
  • Hardware int.
  • Software int.
  • Configuration

 Anybus-M - Technical Specifications

Example: Anybus-M Profibus-DPV1

Functionality of the Anybus-M

Anybus-M is a powerful communication solution. The modules contain the complete functionality of an industrial network interface and provide a standardized and network independent parallel application interface for the host automation device. The Anybus-M module completely off-loads the microprocessor of the automation device from all time-critical protocol handling.

Supported network features
Anybus-M incorporates the latest protocol specification of the chosen network. HMS continuously maintains the network functionality of the Anybus-M so that your automation device always complies with the latest standards and has unlimited interoperability. All Anybus-M modules are pre-certified for full network compliance with the chosen network. The network functionality includes cyclic I/O data, acyclic parameters, status and diagnostic information.

Profbus-DPV1 Master
The Embedded Profibus master module supports both Profibus-DP and -DPV1. This master module has a powerful 4kbyte Dual Port RAM that allows fast transfers of up to 1536 byte of cyclic iInput and 1536 byte cyclic output data. In addition, acyclic parameter data can be transferred due to the support of class 1 and class 2 DPV1 services. It is possible to connect up to 125 slaves at baud rates up to 12 Mbit/s. The Profibus configuration is defined and loaded into the master module either via the configuration software Anybus NetTool or via the application interface.

DeviceNet Scanner
The Embedded DeviceNet scanner module can act both as a master/scanner and/or adapter/slave. The entire DeviceNet protocol is implemented into the module and complies with DML version 3.011 functionality includes latest features such as “Quick Connect” and “ADR” Auto Device Recovery. The module can control up to 62 DeviceNet adapters with up to 1536 bytes of input and 1536 bytes of output data. The DeviceNet configuration is defined and loaded into the Anybus-M module via the HMS configuration software Anybus NetTool or via Rockwell Automation’s RSNetWorx. The Anybus-M DeviceNet scanner also includes on-board USB port for easy configuration via a PC.

AS-Interface Master
The embedded AS-Interface master module conforms to the latest AS-i master technology (Version 3 with M4 functionality). It connects up to 62 slaves with a maximum of 2108 input and 2048 output signals. All standard services are available, including access to analog values and detailed diagnostics. The network interface is optically isolated and equipped with two 2-pin pluggable screw connectors. The master supports intelligent auto configuration or manual configuration via a remotely connected terminal program.

EtherNet/IP Scanner

The embedded Ethernet module allows easy implementation of 10/100Mbit/s EtherNet/IP scanner interface into industrial devices. The module supports up to 64 adapters (slaves). Configuration of the EtherNet/IP network is done via an external configuration tool (i.e. RSNetWorx). The module also supports IT functionality such as a web server for creating dynamic web pages which include reading & writing of Dual Port RAM data, sending E-mail and FTP for downloading of user web pages.

    Interface maître/Esclave haute performance de la taille d'une carte de crédit s
    Interfaces Interchangeables supportant 4 réseaux industriels avec un seul dévelopment
    Complet hardware et software intégré sur l"interface réseau
    Interface d'application client 4kB Dual Port RAM pour une performance maximale et des données encours(2kB EtherNet/IP)
    Jusqu'à 2kB de données d'entrée et 2kB de données en sortie (en fonction du type de réseau)
    Accès aux données dde paramêtrage, statis, diagnostique via l'interface mailbox
    Microprocesseur puissant et intégré
    Isolation galvanique de l'interface bus de terrain
    Diagnostique LED's et sitches de configuration intégrés
    Connecteurs réseau, LED's, switches pour configuration et connecteur d'application peuvent être customisés
    Carte d'évaluation disponible
    Testé et vérifié conforme pour bus de terrain et Ethernet

Anybus-M application examples
Anybus-M is optimized for usage in advanced automation devices or gateways that require a master/scanner fieldbus/ethernet communication interface. .

Case examples:

Anybus-M is the perfect fit for gateways inter-connecting two different industrial networks. In these applications data needs to be transferred from network 1 to network 2. Gateways based on the Anybus-M modules provide great flexibility because they can support popular master networks such as Profibus, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and AS-Interface with just one development.

A perfect example of this the Anybus X-gateway family from HMS. There Anybus-M master modules are integrated with the widely used Anybus-S slave range of modules that give more than 180 different combinations for connecting almost any two industrial networks.

Industrial Robot
An industrial robot is normally an integrated cell of a large automation system. Communications capabilities are essential for its function in manufacturing applications. Two types of networks are normally required:

1. A network that connects the robot to a supervisory control system, normally a PLC system. The robot controller is one of many devices controlled by the PLC and the robot is normally a “slave” on this network. These networks are normally Profibus, CANopen, ControlNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT or Profinet.

2. The robot cell itself is a small automation system with I/O, feeders, welding controllers etc. These devices need to be controlled by the robot itself and the robot controller is normally a “master” in this network. The popular networks for these applications are DeviceNet, Profibus and AS-Interface and EtherNet/IP which provide quick update times of data as well as low installation costs.  The robot controller needs two communication systems, one “uplink” to a PLC and one “downlink” to its own I/O and local devices.  Anybus-M fits perfectly into the requirements for the downlink network.


Hardware Application Interface

The hardware interface of the Anybus-M is based upon a 34-pin 2mm strip application connector.
All Anybus-S modules are powered by a single 5V power supply. In addition to the application connector, all Anybus-M modules have a specific shielding and grounding method, for industrial robustness and high EMC compliance. The hardware interface of the Anybus-M is fully network independent.

Parallel application interface
Anybus-M modules provide a fast parallel 2/4kB (8-bit) Dual Port Ram interface. This allows the host application to access the Anybus module directly as a memory mapped peripheral. For increased efficiency, an optional interrupt request signal (/IRQ) allows the host application to service the Anybus module only when necessary. Polled operation is also possible. In addition to the address and data signals of the Dual Port Ram, the parallel interface provides status and control signals.

Network interface
The network interface is dependent of the selected industrial network (fieldbus, Ethernet). It uses the connector type that is specified by the specific network standard. The signaling complies to the respective network specification. In addition, four LED's and configuration switches are mounted on the module.

All Anybus-M modules are the size of a credit card. They are fastened to the carrier board of the host automation device via three screws. Typically the Anybus-M module is mounted behind the front plate of the host automation device and only the network connectors, LED's and configuration switches are visible. 

Module mounting
The Anybus-M module is inserted into the Anybus-M slot off the host automation device. The module is secured with three fastening screws. The electrical connection between the module and the electronics of the host application device is made through the 34-pin male strip connector.

    86 x 54 x 15mm (L x W x H) 3.38 x 2.13 x 0.59” (L x W x H )
Power Supply:
    5 Volt, ranging between 300 - 450mA
    Operating +0°C to + 70 °C
Env Conformance:
    RoHS Conformance
EMC Certification:
    CE marked, UL & cUL conformance
    Tested and verified for fieldbus conformance

Software Application Interface

The Anybus-M software interface is designed to be network protocol independent, allowing the host application to support all major networking systems using the same software driver, without loss of functionality.

The software interface of the Anybus-M provides a structured way to access:

Cyclic I/O data via pre-defined memory areas in the Dual Port Ram
Acyclic parameters and diagnostics via the mailbox interface
Network specific data via the mailbox interface
Fieldbus specific area is used for network specific diagnostic information
Control register contains Anybus information: revision, initialization parameters,
      fieldbus type and status etc.
Handshake register joins the Anybus-M with the host application interface

Anybus host application software driver
To speed up the development process, HMS supplies free source level (C-language) Anybus-M host application software driver.

This driver act as “glue” between the Anybus-M module and the host application, thus separating low level communication tasks from the host software environment. There is a separate version for polled operation and for interupt operarion.

Download the Anybus-M driver here



Before a Anybus-M Master module can start to scan the network for slave devices and transfer I/O data to these slaves, it is necessary to tell the master which slaves shall be encorporated into the network setup. The list of slaves that are included in the network configuration is defined with a network specific configuration tool. During the configuration, the amount of I/O data per slave and the mapping of the I/O data within overall process data is defined. Along with the Anybus-M modules, HMS provides tailor-made network configuration tools specifically for each network.
Profibus Configuration
For use with the Anybus-M Profbus Master, HMS provides the configuration tool “Anybus NetTool-PB” that allows configuration and verification of your complete Profibus Network.

This Windows based drag-and-drop configurator provides optimal configuration of your Profibus network without any compromise and  with a look and feel similar to Siemens Step7.  Anybus-NetTool-PB is designed for use with Anybus-M master modules, and with Profibus master versions of the Anybus X-gateways. NetTool-PB uses the standardized .GSD files of the Profibus slaves to simplify the configuration process. In addition, the tool provides online diagnostics with monitor/modify of process I/O data. This complete stand-alone configuration tool can also be customized or integrated into a 3rd party software package as a Windows OCX component. The configuration is downloaded into the Anybus-M module via an RS-232 interface.  A free version, limited to a max of two slaves, can be downloaded from this website.

DeviceNet Configuration
For use with the Anybus-M DeviceNet Scanner, HMS provides the configuration tool  "Anybus NetTool-DN It is a comprehensive DeviceNet configuration tool that allows configuration and verification of your complete DeviceNet Network.

Anybus-NetTool-DN is designed for use with Anybus-M scanner modules, and with DeviceNet/Scanner versions of the Anybus X-gateways. Functions include full scanner and adapter configuration, on/off line configuration, online diagnostics, auto EDS file passer and online parameter editor. The Anybus NetTool-DN runs on standard Windows PC's. The configuration is downloaded into the Anybus-M module via a USB interface.  A free version, limited to a max of two adapters, can be downloaded from this website.

EtherNet/IP Configuration
For configuring the Anybus-M EtherNet/IP Scanner, HMS provides no own confiuration tool and instead recommends the market leading configuration tool from Rockwell Automation "RSNetWorkx"

AS-Interface Configuration
The AS-Interface master supports intelligent autoconfiguration or manual configuration via a remotely connected terminal program such as Windows Hyper terminal.