A high-speed networking solution based on industrial Ethernet technology, the EtherCAT sensor is an interface for industrial Ethernet that provides fast industrial networking using a base Ethernet physical layer, the company claims. The sensor is designed for fast rates of data transmission and communication in industrial settings where high-speeds are necessary for complete factory automation systems requiring a networked solution. It enables high-speed data transfer between the plant floor and the office, assisting with statistical process control and computer aided design automation. The EtherCAT is available for use with a selection of one to five position magnets, depending on the network, and it can be customized to document position, velocity and acceleration. It also offers customer-specific “smart” functionality.
MTS Sensors Division