EtherCAT fieldbus option in servo drives

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

09/25/2011


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.

www.parker.com

Parker Hannifin Corporation

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com

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