Network blocks for EtherCAT
Outstanding performance, low costs, flexible topology and easy handling: these are the advantages of EtherCAT, an industrial Ethernet technology. It provides full flexibility from free topology selection, to the possibility of connecting and disconnecting devices and segments during operation, to the performance redundancy of the ring topology.
EtherCAT is suitable for both centralized and decentralized architectures, supports Master/Slave, Master/Master, and Slave/Slave communication. Additionally, it can integrate secondary fieldbuses.
By using the existing infrastructure, the factory level is also optimally covered with the EtherCAT automation protocol, preferably without network blocks.
- Supports up to 65,535 nodes at a distance of up to 100 m
- International standard since 2007
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