EtherCAT Provides Real Time Fieldbus Option

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The Parker Hannifin EtherCAT is an open, real-time, high-speed motion-bus network that operates over fast Ethernet at 100 Mbit.

Parker’s Compax3 servo drives utilize EtherCAT as a controlled node and implement the standard proven CAN over EtherCAT DS402 object library. This standardized implementation improves the ability to work directly with third-party EtherCAT managing nodes on the market. 

These high-speed Ethernet based motion-bus systems simplify controller to drive cabling with RJ45 (CAT-5e) connectivity.

All major system parameters such as multi–axis servo trajectory updates, position, velocity, digital I/O and axis status are seamlessly handled in the background whilst providing tightly coordinated motion over multiple axis.