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EtherCAT master synchronisation via I/O system

04 August 2008

EtherCAT masters such as the TwinCAT automation software suite from Beckhoff can exchange data in real-time via network variables. The EL6692 EtherCAT bridge terminal optionally provides this functionality directly in the I/O system. In addition to "normal" data exchange, the EtherCAT bridge permits distributed clock synchronisation, exact calibration of distributed clocks, between several EtherCAT masters.

EtherCAT master synchronisation via I/O system
EtherCAT master synchronisation via I/O system

The EtherCAT bridge terminal can integrate subordinate PCs as EtherCAT slaves in an EtherCAT network.
The EL6692 bridge terminals have a separate power supply for both EtherCAT networks in order to prevent an interruption of data communication due to power loss in one of the systems.

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