Smart Sensing & Test Systems

Promess Incorporated is known as the manufacturer of complete turnkey monitoring and motion systems used in a wide variety of assembly and test applications around the world. When a new application with communication to Industrial communication protocols was in development, the Ixxat multi-protocol interface card from HMS was chosen.


Ixxat INpact allowed the UltraPRO Motion Controller to integrate into almost any PLC network, expanding its global reach and flexibility among users.
Robert McCullough
Promess Incorporated

Reduced COGS, increased product flexibility with quicker time-to-market

Promess leverages HMS INpact interface cards to accelerate product development and broaden flexibility in application.

Industrial device developers have been leveraging Single-Board Computers (SBC) for years in order to accelerate early-stage development efforts, however they commonly resort to traditional embedded processing architectures for pilot & series stages due to concerns over lack of SBC reliability & industrialization.  As a result, these developers also typically defer the implementation of industrial communications protocols (eg ProfiNet, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, etc.) to the pilot or series stage as well.

Recent offerings of industrialized SBC boast significantly reduced failure rates, widened temperature specifications, developer-friendly tool sets and a lower overall cost point. As a result, developers are reconsidering SBC even for series production to achieve better price:performance and time-to-market when working on increasingly compressed development schedules...