ADLINK Technology Launches New EtherCAT Module to Provide Complete EtherCAT Solution for Industrial Automation


· ADLINK Technology has a complete EtherCAT solution, with both master and slave modules, which can provide an ideal cost-effective combination

·In test applications, the EtherCAT system can save up to 10% of the total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase productivity by 30%

·It can accelerate the development and deployment of mechanical automation and industrial automation, including glass inspection, assembly machines, lens testing, automated optical inspection and glue dispensing, etc.

ADLINK ECAT-4XMO motion control and trigger module is a 4-channel control and high-speed trigger module that can be connected to EtherCAT or non-EtherCAT motors, including stepper motors, linear motors, DC drive motors, and AC motors. The advanced functions of ECAT-4XMO include high-precision motion interpolation, continuous trajectory planning, axis synchronization, circuit limitation with PointTable positioning, and 2D compensation. The outstanding performance of ECAT-TRG4 includes high-speed position comparison trigger (4 channels, 10MHz linear/table), pulse output (12MHz), encoding input (20MHz), and support for encoder signal repeater operation. ECAT-TRG4 also has a flexible expansion interface, which can easily connect cameras and air guns.

You Canning, Director of the Intelligent Machinery Center of ADLINK Technology, said: In the field of industrial automation, machine design will be due to usage conditions. Sometimes there will be a need to control pulse-type motors and communication-type motors at the same time. This kind of signal trigger control needs. Users generally need to use different systems to control different types of motors, which occupy a large area and increase maintenance workload and cost. With the help of ADLINKs highly integrated and compatible EtherCAT solution, users Through a single system, pulse motors and communication motors can be controlled at the same time, meeting the needs of multiple trigger control applications, reducing floor space and simplifying maintenance."

In addition, ADLINK also provides the all-in-one automation software APSSDK, which is a unified interface for all ADLINK's mechanical automation products. With the help of APSSDK, users can operate ADLINK motion control products in a simple and consistent manner, without reprogramming due to adding or removing devices. With the aid of the APS function library, users of current motion control products can easily upgrade to the EtherCAT solution without complicated program modifications or redevelopment of applications.

ADLINK's new-generation digital I/O unit has a modular design that can freely extend and expand the number of I/Os required. The screw-less design can reduce installation costs and support almost all field applications in smart factories. In test applications, the EtherCAT system can save up to 10% of the total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase productivity by 30%.