Anybus Communicator Gateways

Dec. 9, 2022
The Anybus Communicator Gateways from HMS Industrial Networks are designed to handle harsh industrial environments.

The second-generation Anybus Communicator gateways enable fast and simple communication between industrial networks for improved operational performance. 13 new versions for data connectivity between EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS, and PROFINET make it simple for users to connect between different control systems, remove automation islands, and maximize operational performance.

The Anybus NP40 industrial network processor ensures that the Communicators meet demanding requirements in terms of industrial performance, reliability, and security. The gateways enable instant data transfer – up to 10 times faster than their predecessors. Users can also exchange significantly more data between the networks.


Verified against the CE and UL industry standard, the gateways are designed to handle harsh industrial environments. To protect users from cyberattacks, the gateways have an onboard physical security switch that prevents unauthorized configuration changes and secure boot functionality to resist attacks and infections from malware.


With an optimized housing design, intuitive GUI, and easy-to-understand documentation, users can achieve fast installation and configuration. Installation is simplified with forward-facing ports and DIN-rail mounting, which enables gateway installation close to connected devices, reducing the amount of needed wiring. Users can configure the gateways using drag-and-drop functionality in the web-based GUI, which is accessible via a dedicated Ethernet port on the gateways.

  • Retro-fit devices
  • Avoid hardware or software changes
  • Easily convert your devices' serial/CAN protocol
  • Get an inexpensive network connection
  • Connect slow serial devices without affecting performance
  • Simplify your network infrastructure