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HMS Industrial Networks Ltd

Peter Thomas

9, Westbury Close. Padgate

Warrington WA1 4JU Cheshire

United Kingdom

Phone: +44(0)1925 824003

Fax: +44(0)1925 824004

Email: peth(at)hms-networks(dot)com


Competence Areas
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe
  • PROFIdrive
  • PROFIsafe

Control Specialists Ltd are an organisation with over 30 years of practical experience in the design and support of industrial automation control systems and the communication networks used by them. We can be contacted on +44(0)1925 824003 or via our web site

PROFIBUS and PROFINET Competency Centre (PICC)

In our role as a PROFIBUS and PROFINET Competency Centre (PICC) we provide site-based support and consultancy for PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks. We also have live demonstration networks for both technologies that can displayed online or at your premises and include the following: -


·         Siemens PLC, Remote IO devices

·         WAGO Remote IO Devices

·         Phoenix Contact Remote IO Devices

·         Control Techniques Variable Speed Drive

·         Procentec Diagnostic Hubs, Combricks and Profitrace DP/PA Analyser


·         Procentec DP/PA Coupler

·         Endress_Hauser Instrumentation and Fieldgate

·         Siemens Instrumentation

·         P+F Segment Coupler

·         Softing PA Analyser


·         Siemens PLC’s , Remote IO Devices and Switches

·         Phoenix Contact Switches

·         Helmholz Switches

·         Indu-Sol Switches

·         WAGO (Remote IO Devices)

·         Phoenix Contact Remote IO Devices

·         ABB varriable Speed Drive

·         Helmholz Routers and Proxies

·         Procentec ATLAS / EtherTap / EtherMirror

Peter Thomas of Control Specialists Ltd is the Technical Officer of PI UK and regularly presents at technical seminars on their behalf.

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PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.

PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology..

IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with PROFIBUS and PROFINET.