Currently, automation technologies prefer Ethernet use at the field level, with various approaches promising high bandwidth, low costs, simplified vertical integration, standard component use from office sectors, and minimal configuration and diagnostic efforts, all combined with preferred real-time capability. EtherCAT takes a different route by combining advantages of fieldbus technology with otherwise significant advantages of Ethernet function. Available bandwidth is almost fully utilized and expense reduced to a simple ASIC connection in the EtherCAT device. Learn more about the high performance, time-deterministic control with flexible, easy deployment offered by ADLINK's latest EtherCAT solution.
ADLINK_EtherCAT_Brochure.pdf (5.6 MB)