Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE Expands the Wireless Solutions Range from HMS Networks.
HMS Networks now introduces the Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE which connects industrial machines to a cellular LTE network in a robust, versatile, and easy-to-implement solution.
Watch Product Manager Martin Falkman introduce the Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE and what you can do with it.
Since the launch six years ago, the Anybus® Wireless Bolt™ has enabled wireless Ethernet access to thousands of industrial applications. With a rugged, integrated and unique form factor for bolt-on-machine mounting, the Wireless Bolt solution is proven and trusted in the most demanding industrial environments globally. Building on this success, HMS Networks now launches the Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS
The Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE is an industrial grade router which provides high speed transparent internet access to remote industrial machines via an LTE (4G) network with 3G fallback.
This enables users to perform comprehensive remote monitoring and analysis targeting increased system uptime and reduced costly maintenance trips.
The Wireless Bolt LTE is compatible with any TCP/UDP-based protocol such as MQTT and OPC UA, and can also be used to bring 4G connectivity to applications that do not have internet access or are limited to communicate over legacy standards such as 2G or 3G.
DESIGNED FOR INDUSTRIAL USE AND HARSH ENVIRONMENTS
The robust IP66 and IP67-rated enclosure allows the Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE to be installed in the toughest of operating environments, and the wide temperature coverage (−40°C to 65°C) makes it suitable for outdoor applications. The Wireless Bolt LTE is installed either by bolting it to a 50 mm hole in the machine or cabinet where it creates a tight-fitting connection on the exterior of the machine, or by mounting it to a post, wall or similar, using the mounting accessory Bolt Base Protector.
ALL-IN ONE SOLUTION – NO NEED FOR AN EXTERNAL ANTENNA
The Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE is packaged in an all-in-one solution including an Ethernet RJ45 connector, radio modem, GPS tracker, and integrated dual antennas. The product can be powered through an Ethernet cable, i.e. Power over Ethernet, or via separate power terminals.
Ethernet cables can be up to 100 meters long, enabling users to optimize the placement of Wireless Bolt LTE up to 100 meters from the connected industrial equipment.
As the rugged all-in-one solution can be installed in an exposed location, there is no need for an external antenna or antenna cable to the Wireless Bolt LTE. This has both financial and practical benefits, as external antennas can be expensive, fragile, and very sensitive to interference.
EASY SET UP FOR REMOTE MANAGEMENT
The Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE is easy to set up and provides the possibility to remotely access the connected industrial machine or equipment for remote management purposes such as firmware upgrades, diagnostics, and configurations using a built-in web page or by sending REST commands via the Ethernet port. The communication link is initiated from the application connected to the Bolt LAN-port.
ELEGANT AND INNOVATIVE FORM FACTOR
The Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE is packaged in an elegant and innovative form factor that blends in well, making it look like an integrated part of the installation.
“The Wireless Bolt LTE combines the unique, robust form factor of our existing Wireless Bolt products with a high-speed internet connection, and this is opening up a lot of possible uses,” explains Martin Falkman Product Manager at HMS Networks.
“The feedback from early adopters has been very positive. We get many comments about how easy it is to set up, and how all features make it very practical in the field. The fact that an external antenna is not required is very appreciated since users often face connectivity problems with external antennas - and sometimes they even get stolen. The built-in GPS tracker has been well received by the early adopters, and they also like that the same product can be used for both low bandwidth communication, such as MQTT, as well as connections which require more bandwidth such as firmware updates or video transmissions.”
The Anybus Wireless Bolt LTE is available in both white and black, where the white version is recommended in installations exposed to sunlight as it is verified for use in higher temperatures (up to +65°).
The Wireless Bolt LTE enables use of Power over Ethernet (PoE). Here mounted using the Bolt Base Protector mounting kit.
HMS Networks AB (publ) is a market-leading provider of solutions in industrial information and communication technology (Industrial ICT). HMS develops and manufactures products under the Anybus®, Ixxat®, Ewon® and Intesis® brands. Development takes place at the headquarter in Halmstad and also in Ravensburg, Nivelles, Igualada, Wetzlar, Buchen, Delft and Bilbao. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in Germany, USA, Japan, China, Singapore, Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands, India, UK, Sweden, South Korea and UAE, as well as through a worldwide network of distributors and partners. HMS employs over 750 people and reported sales of SEK 1,972 million in 2021. HMS is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, category Large Cap, Information Technology.