Automation Master is
one the most advanced and versatile Ethernet Automation units in the market.
Essentially, a System Automation Master combines the power of Hard & Soft
motion Controller in the same unit. This means, you can use the Master
simply as an Industrial Ethernet Network Manager (e.g., Profinet IRT Master
Controller) and generate your own motion commands in a PC - or - in conjunction
with your PC-based software, use the card's internal motion control capabilities
in time-critical coordination and synchronizations. Due to their protocol
conversion feature, these units can also be used in Multi Protocol applications.
slave devices read the data addressed to them while the frame passes through
the device. Similarly, input data is inserted while the telegram passes
through. The frames are only delayed by a few nanoseconds. Since an EtherCAT
frame comprises the data of many devices, both in the send and receive
directions, the usable data rate increases to over 90%. The full-duplex
features of 100BaseTX are fully utilized, so that effective data rates
of > 100 Mbit/s (>90% of 2 x 100 Mbits/s) can be achieved.
- The EtherCAT protocol
is optimized for process data (the data is transported directly within
the Ethernet frame)
- Line, tree or star:
EtherCAT supports almost any topology. Download
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