Ethernet for Control Automation Technology

Authored by: Gianluca Cena , Stefano Scanzio , Adriano Valenzano , Claudio Zunino

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
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Ethernet for Control Automation Technology (EtherCAT) [ETG12] is a high-performance Ethernet-based fieldbus system. The main reason for its development was the adoption of Ethernet in automation applications, where short cycle times and low communication jitters are required. Nowadays, EtherCAT is a popular solution for enabling access to field devices by control applications in industrial environments, including motion-control systems. Communication equipment and devices are available off-the-shelf, which are based on purposely developed hardware [ET1100].

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