To help the process industry migrate to tomorrow’s digitally networked plants, HIMA offers a protocol that enables Ethernet-based, safety-related communication (SIL 3). Now safe communication is enabled between the company’s three controller families: HIMatrix, HIMax and HIQuad.
HIMA supports the incremental digitalization of customers’ plants with very clear migration paths. Customers can select and combine the best HIMA controller for their application and know that the safe, reliable and fast networking of HIPRO-S V2 and safeethernet will allow them to efficiently operate their digitally networked plant, even in the future. The HIPRO-S V2 protocol will help to accelerate commissioning and ensure the fast restart of the plant and reduce the risk of delays. A long service life and optimal investment protection are guaranteed.
HIPRO-S V2 uses current hardware, including the Ethernet communication board in HIQuad. Only software updates are required. HIPRO-S V2 can be used to update HIQuad <--> HIQuad communication, or it can be used for mixed applications with the freedom to select the right safety system required for your individual application.
HIPRO-S V2 is designed for maximum availability. Interrupted communications are re-established automatically. Redundant communication is a standard function.
Asynchronous communication guarantees that even slow and fast applications can exchange data.