Axiomtek EtherCAT Master Controller for Factory Automation - IPC932-230-FL-ECM

Version 1

    Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has launched IPC932-230-FL-ECM, an open real-time EtherCAT master controller featuring high speed, accuracy, simplified cabling, and distributed time synchronization. The fanless embedded computer IPC932-230-FL-ECM has been verified for interoperability with IntervalZero EtherCAT Master which is based on Acontis EtherCAT Master Stack and IntervalZero RTX real-time extension module. The high quality industrial computer supports LGA1150 socket for 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 (Haswell/Haswell Refresh) and Celeron® processor with the Intel® Q87 Express chipset. Equipped with various front-facing I/O connectors, the advanced EtherCAT master controller features compact construction with fanless design and wide operating temperature range at -10°C to 50°C for withstanding harsh operating conditions. The IPC932-230-FL-ECM is an ideal solution for industrial motion control, factory automation, multi-task machine control and internet of things applications.

     

    EtherCAT Master Controller

    Following the EtherCAT standard, the Axiomtek IPC932-230-FL-ECM is verified with Interval Zero EtherCAT solution, the KingStarIO32. Supporting full force of hard real-time with IntervalZero RTX on Windows® 7, the master controller helps to simplify hardware and software implementation and is designed for industrial positioning machines. The ruggedized embedded controller can speed development, deployment and expansion of smart automation and greatly reduces the cost of ownership.

     

    High speed

    Typically, with Axiomtek’s high-end EtherCAT master controller, the process cycle times are 50~250 µs, while traditional fieldbus systems take 5~15 ms for an update.

     

    Synchronization

    EtherCAT employs accurate alignment of distributed clocks. The distributed clocks are adjusted based on other clocks’ run-time offset so that a very precise network-wide time base is available with a jitter less than 1 microsecond. This accuracy is ideal for synchronized motion control, and integration of measurement tasks within the same network.

     

    Simplified cabling and cost effective

    EtherCAT supports Line, Star, and Tree topology. In economic Line topology there is no switch needed. Axiomtek EtherCAT master controller needs only one Ethernet port to cascade all the distributed slave devices. To fulfill different application needs, the IPC932-230-FL-ECM provides two PCI express expansion slots. Front-panel DVI-I output allows user to directly connect to a LCD panel. Four COM ports and a DIO port provide general industrial control options. This all-in-one embedded controller also comes with two easy-to-install 2.5” SATA HDD drive bays, one CFast™ socket, six USB ports, one Gigabit Ethernet ports, and audio (Line-in/ MIC-out).

     

    More intelligent embedded systems for transportation, energy-saving & utility and automation are also accessible in our global website. For more product information or pricing, please visit us at www.axiomtek.com or viaFacebook, Twitter and YouTube. Please contact one of our sales representatives at info@axiomtek.com.tw.

     

    Advanced Features:

    • Verified with IntervalZero EtherCAT solution KingStarIO32
    • Supports Acontics EtherCAT master stack
    • Supports IntervalZero Windows real-time extension RTX2012
    • EtherCAT communication cycle 250 us
    • Supports 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 & Celeron® processor (Haswell/Haswell Refresh)
    • 1 EtherCAT port, 1 GbE LAN port
    • I/Os including dual independent display, 4 COM, 2 GbE LAN, 2 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0 ports
    • Operation temperature from -10°C to 50°C