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Key Features

  • Exchange of cyclic data
  • CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT)
  • CoE-Upload, CoE-Download
  • Bus scan
  • Emergency
  • Slave diagnostic

Supported Protocols

  • CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT)
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Technical Data

FeatureDescription
Maximum number of cyclic input data5760 bytes
Maximum number of cyclic output data5760 bytes
Maximum number of supported slaves200
Minimum bus cycle time250 microseconds
Acyclic communication

CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT)

CoE-Upload, CoE-Download

max. 1500 bytes

Functions

Get OD List

Get object description

Get entry description

Emergency

Slave diagnostics

TopologyLine or ring
Baud rate100 MBit/s
Data transport layerEthernet II, IEEE 802.3
Size of configuration file (ethercat.xml or config.nxd)

Max. 1 MByte

Bus ScanSupported
RedundancySupported (but not together with Distributed Clocks enabled)

Configuration

Two kinds of configuration are possible:

  • Configuration by tool SYCON.net
  • By XML file generated by the “EtherCAT Configurator” available from the ETG or by TwinCAT IO tool available from Beckhoff. In this case, the name of the configuration file is ethercat.xml

Diagnostic

Firmware supports common diagnostic in the dual-port-memory of the loadable firmware.

 

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