|Customized Anybus communication modules|
HMS offers two levels of hardware customization. Regardless of the customization level, always the certified standard Anybus hardware and software technology is always used.
In level 1 (green), only minor mechanical and hardware modifications are made.
The main hardware functionality of the standard Anybus module is kept unchanged.
In level 2 (red), additional hardware modifications allow even more adoption to custom specific requirements.
|CUSTOM LEVEL 1 (GREEN)|
|Hardware functionality based on standard Anybus-S; Anybus-IC or Anybus-CC communication modules|
|Individual mechanical solution|
|Individual format of the printed circuit board|
|Individual network connector and application connectors|
|Individual LEDs and configuration switches|
|Unique labels and part numbers|
|CUSTOM LEVEL 2 (RED)|
|Individual power supply|
|Custom application interface logic|
|Individual power monitoring and reset circuitry|
|Individual power supply on the network side|
Step 1: Together with the customer, the HMS Field Application Engineer will create a
detailed specification of the custom solution.
Step 2: After approval of the specification from both parties, HMS will make a binding offer regarding the one-time development fee and the cost of the final module.
Step 3: HMS will develop the module according to the specification and will provide engineering samples to the customer.
Step 4: After approval of the engineering samples by the customer, HMS will setup the manufacturing and quality system and is ready for volume deliveries.
Step 5: HMS offers consultancy during fieldbus certification and trainings for the customer's sales force.
Step 6: The hardware and the software versions of the custom module will be “locked”.
HMS will notify the customer about recommended software updates that may result from improvements of the HMS standard software.
Same application software interface as standard Anybus communication modules
Same behavior on the fieldbus or Ethernet network as standard Anybus communication module
Development project outcome
As a result of the development project, HMS supplies the following items:
10 prototypes, (5 units for HMS testing and 5 units for customer test & approval)
Mechanical CAD drawings
Electrical specifications (connectors and signals)
Test report from HMS qualification test and pre-compliance EMC test
Optional: EMC, UL, approval tests; network conformance testing
Prerequisites ( Minimum requirements )
Expected volume: minimal 3000 pcs p.a. two years after completion of the development