PLC and PAC Integration

EtherCAT PLC Integration

Minimize Integration Effort with EtherCAT-based PLCs

EtherCAT is widely recognized as the fastest Industrial Ethernet technology. For high-tech OEM machine builders employing EtherCAT-based PLCs, ACS offers select SPiiPlus motion controllers with comprehensive EtherCAT slave functionality. These products can connect to any EtherCAT master PLC as a DS402 CoE multi-axis slave drive node. Leveraging advanced network bridge technology, the ACS controller also operates simultaneously as an EtherCAT master, capable of controlling any products within the SPiiPlus Platform.


Key Features and Benefits
  • Add powerful motion control capabilities to any EtherCAT-based PLC controlled machine
  • Streamline application development by using a motion controller to manage complex motion tasks instead of a PLC
  • Up to 5 kHz EtherCAT cycle rates for maximum responsiveness
  • Synchronization between PLC and motion controller networks for higher throughput
  • DS402 (CiA402) interface for up to 8 axes
  • File Access over EtherCAT support for simplified configuration by the PLC
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