EtherCAT fieldbus option in servo drives

EtherCAT motion-bus network is available in Parker Compax3 servo drives.


Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division announced the release of an EtherCAT fieldbus option in its servo drives. 

EtherCAT is an open, real-time, high-speed motion-bus network that operates over fast Ethernet at 100 Mbit. It is a fast-growing industrial network and, similar to other Ethernet-based motion-bus networks, it offers speeds that are faster than DeviceNet, ModbusTCP, and Profibus.

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

The Compax3 with EtherCAT has been successfully employed in tube bending, pharmaceutical automation, life science and packaging applications, Parker said.

Parker Hannifin Corporation

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering,

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