Rutronik System Solutions said a fundamental element of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the secure networking of devices and machines and their integration into IT systems.

The company said its new adapter board HMS Anybus, which enables communication with all established Fieldbus systems and industrial ethernet networks, is ideal for entering the world of the IIoT.

The IIoT is one of the key technologies of digital transformation and Industry 4.0. The aim is to achieve higher productivity, greater efficiency, faster processes, and lower costs in industrial processes through networking. One of the core tasks here is the communication with the existing Fieldbus systems and Industrial Ethernet networks.

The adapter board HMS Anybus from Rutronik System Solutions enables connectivity with all major networks in the industrial environment.

Another advantage of the board is that all components used are available within Rutronik’s product portfolio. In addition, via the Arduino interface, the HMS Anybus allows perfect combination and stacking with the RDK2 development kit, which has also been developed by Rutronik System Solutions.

Stephan Menze, head of global innovation management at Rutronik, said: “Secure connectivity in IIoT applications is one of the main tasks to implement digital transformation and Industry 4.0. The realization, however, is time and resource-intensive.

“With our adapter board HMS Anybus we offer a solution that ensures secure communication to all Fieldbus systems and networks. Challenges regarding compliance, integration of new networks as well as upgrades or maintenance become easy to handle. That minimizes the costs associated with realizing IIoT applications.”