The short cycle times, speed, topology flexibility, scalability, product diversity, and cost advantages, which are essential arguments in critical systems, have enabled EtherCAT to become a major protocol running on industrial automation systems compared to Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET RT, or Sercos
In recent years, various Industry Ethernet protocols, such as SERCOS
, POWERLINK, ProfiNet/ProfiNet IRT, and EtherCAT, have been proposed to develop networked control systems which have the control loop closed through a communication network [9-11].
Ethernet IP, in-house solutions/others, Modbus TCP, Sercos
III, UDP with PTP (not contained in the diagram) and VARAN were used by 22% of the machine-builders for special applications in 2012.
The robot control EcoRPC with a new generation of controllers saves up to 30 percent more energy and has a uniform bus system for motion and process with Sercos
The Spartan-6 FPGA Industrial Ethernet Kit (IEK) demonstrates the capability and flexibility of the Xilinx FPGA for implementing real time industrial networking protocols such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, Ethernet POWERLINK and SERCOS
The Multi-Ethernet interface reduces the configuration of the communication protocols SERCOS
III, PROFINET 10 (RT), EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT to the adjustment of software settings.
For complex, high-performance motion applications, the ControlLogix L73 and L75 PACs interface seamlessly with motion drives through EtherNet/IP and SERCOS
bus with throughputs up to 100 Mbps are used mostly for turret applications, where information delivery timing has to be precise.
Bosch says it will regularly update the site with new multimedia product announcements, instructional videos, white papers on topics such as energy conservation, robotics, distributed intelligence and SERCOS
III Ethernet developments, and industry specific information on new drive and control products for businesses in industries such as food and packaging, printing, and automotive manufacturing.
Compatible with standard industrial Ethernet communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP, SERCOS
III, EtherCAT and Profinet, the new PHYs are also compliant with IEEE802.3.
In order to control both electrical and hydraulic drives, it must use a Sercos
One cable carries both power and SERCOS
communications, so the IndraDrive Mi cuts down on wiring costs.