Hardy Process Solutions has established itself as an industry leader in the industrial weighing automation world by providing high accuracy and precision measurements using Modbus protocol and Profibus Interface.
EtherNet/IP is an industrial networking standard that takes advantage of commercial off-the-shelf Ethernet communication chips and physical media. IP is short for 'Industrial Protocol'. Unlike the many options available in the NEW industrial Ethernets, EtherNet/IP uses an open protocol at the application layer.
The ControlNet network is a state-of-the-art control network that meets the demands of real-time, high- throughput applications, such as high-speed plant network communications. The ControlNet network combines the functionality of an I/O network and a peer-to-peer network while providing high-speed performance for both functions.
The DeviceNet Network is an open, global industry-standard communication network.
Allen-Bradley Remote I/O (RIO) interface is available for some of Hardy's weight controllers. Rockwell Automation has replaced the RIO interface with EtherNet I/P in most of its newer PLC/PACs.
Modbus TCP/IP is a serial communications protocol published by Schneider Electric for use with its programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
The PROFIBUS Interface Option is available on several Hardy weighing instruments.
Ethernet TCP/IP connectivity is available on many Hardy weighing instruments through a standard RJ-45 port. Features such as Embedded Web Server can be accessed via this Ethernet TCP/IP port.
Hardy's Analog output option provides both 0-20mA to 4-20mA and 0-5V to 0-10V simultaneously with 16,000 counts of resolution.
A Serial interface comes standard on most of Hardy's weight controllers. Hardy provides various versions of standard serial communications based on the product model purchased.
Modbus RTU is an open, serial (RS-232 or RS-485) protocol derived from the Master/Slave architecture. It is a widely accepted protocol due to its ease of use and reliability.