Industrial communication using the fastest real-time Ethernet bus system for all applications in the fields of machine construction and process automation — standard logic, motion control, measurement and control systems with integrated IT communications technology. The EtherCAT technology and its further enhancement is actively supported by more than 7000 member companies of the EtherCAT Technology Group.
EtherCAT - Real-time Ethernet
The real-time Ethernet fieldbus EtherCAT is characterized by a high level of performance, little wiring effort and openness to other logs. The complicated Ethernet star topology can be replaced with a simple line structure by using EtherCAT. Expensive infrastructure components (switches) can thus be spared, but can optionally be integrated in order to incorporate other participants. EtherCAT thus makes it possible and also economically sensible to integrate Ethernet up to the I/O level.
Advantages of EtherCAT at a glance:
- Full Ethernet compatibility
- Internet technology even in the simplest of devices
- Maximum utilization of the Ethernet bandwidth
- Excellent real-time properties at low costs
As one of the founding members of the EtherCAT Technology Group, Baumüller recognized the advantages of EtherCAT from an early stage and has participated actively in its expansion and standardization. In addition to EtherCAT, Baumüller also supports standard Ethernet and fieldbus systems such as POWERLINK, CANopen, ProfiNet, Modbus, Varan and EtherNet/IP.