The Sercos-EtherCAT-Bridge connects Sercos and EtherCAT real-time Ethernet networks and enables the bidirectional data exchange between the two busses.
The S3EC variant acts on both busses as I/O device. The width of the real-time data is configurable in the range of 32 to 1024 bytes. The exchange of real-time data between the two busses is executed cycle-synchronous within one communication cycle. In addition to the I/O data also information about communication state and diagnostic data of Sercos or EtherCAT bus is transferred to the respective other side. This allows the two masters to react very fast on changes o
The bidirectional transmission of real-time data between Sercos master and EtherCAT slaves is consistent and synchronized. The shortest cycle time of the module at the Sercos bus is 250 μs. The startup of the EtherCAT bus to the real-time operation mode is carried out automatically after power-on or commanded by the control application.
The S3ECm variant of the device enables direct communication of control systems with integrated Sercos master with EtherCAT slaves.
- Coupling of Sercos- and EtherCAT real-time Ethernet networks
- Adjustable length of real-time data: 32 – 1024 Byte
- Standard Ethernet communication over Sercos UCC, EtherCAT EoE and additional Ethernet port