By using master simulators from HMS, you can set up and test slaves/adapters on PROFIBUS, PROFINET, CANopen and DeviceNET without having a PLC in place.
Simply connect to your computer and you have a very cost-efficient
alternative to a PLC or PC-card.
The Master Simulator is an easy to use tool for setup and testing of Profibus DP/DPV1, Profinet, DeviceNet and CANopen Slave/Adapters. The user friendly application interface makes it easy to configure, initialize and communicate with the Slave/Adapter devices.
For example, you can use the tool to test the wiring of the inputs and outputs of an I/O block or even read and write analog values. The Master Simulator is useful during setup of the Slave/Adapters in the network as well as during final inspection tests at the device manufacturer.
Not only for these purposes, the Master Simulator is an economic alternative to a PLC or a PC-board. The converter does not need any external power supply. It takes its power directly from the Profibus/DeviceNet/CANopen interface of the connected device. For this reason, the Master Simulator is excellent for mobile use with Laptops/Notebooks.
For Profinet, the Master Simulator is available as a Windows™ software download.
- Anybus Gateways (13.91MB)