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Key Features

  • EtherCAT support for Automation1 drive-based controllers
  • MODBUS SUPPORT for all Automation1 control hardware
  • Enables expansion of your control architecture
  • Allows for integrating Automation1 into larger automation systems
  • Enables expansion of I/O on a machine controlled by Automation1

Automation1

Automation1 Industrial Ethernet support is part of the user-friendly Automation1 motion control platform, which includes the following:

Modbus TCP/IP

Modbus TCP/IP is an extension of the Modbus family of vendor-neutral communication protocols used for supervision and control of automation equipment. Specifically, it provides a network and transport layer in an Internet environment over the TCP/IP protocols for the Modbus application layer. The most common use of the protocol is for communication with Ethernet-based PLCs, I/O modules and other simple field buses or I/O networks. The Modbus TCP/IP protocol is an automation standard.

EtherCAT

EtherCAT stands for Ethernet for Control Automation Technology. It is a real-time communication protocol over standard Ethernet hardware / networks. In EtherCAT, the network topology has one central controller that manages the communication of up to N (65,535) other devices. EtherCAT devices transfer data “on the fly,” enabling high speed, high throughput communication over the Ethernet physical layer.

Automation1 Industrial Ethernet Support

Industrial Ethernet Functionality
MODBUS
EtherCAT
Compatible with PC-Based Automation1 Controller Yes No
Compatible with Drive-Based Automation1 Controller Yes Yes
Base Offering Connect to 1 MODBUS Client


Connect to 1 MODBUS Server
Connect to 0 EtherCAT networks.
Offering with -CP1 Controller Plus Option1 Connect to 1 MODBUS Client


Connect to 16 MODBUS Servers
n/a
Offering with -IE2 Industrial Ethernet Option1 Connect to 1 MODBUS Client


Connect to 16 MODBUS Servers
Connect to 1 EtherCAT network
(via ESI file to network controller).
Data Access MODBUS Client


InputWords (Read-Only)


OutputWords (Read/Write)


InputBits (Read-Only)


OutputBits (Read/Write)


OutputWordsStatus (Read-Only)


OutputBitsStatus (Read-Only)




MODBUS Server


InputWords (Read/Write)


OutputWords (Read-Only)


InputBits (Read/Write)


OutputBits (Read-Only)
EtherCAT Device:


Rx PDO (Read-Only) (Inputs)


Tx PDO (Read/Write) (Outputs)
Status Items / Data Collection


Automation1 supplies many Modbus/EtherCAT status
items that you can use directly or through Data Collection
MODBUS configuration status items:


Modbus Client Connected


Modbus Client Error


Modbus Server Connected


Modbus Server Error




Modbus data status items:


Modbus Client Input Words


Modbus Client Input Bits


Modbus Client Input Words Status


Modbus Client Output Words


Modbus Client Output Bits


Modbus Client Output Words Status


Modbus Server Input Words


Modbus Server Input Bits


Modbus Server Output Words


Modbus Server Output Bits
EtherCAT configuration status items:


EtherCAT Connected


EtherCAT Error




PDO data status items:


EtherCAT Rx Pdo Size


EtherCAT Tx Pdo Size


EtherCAT Rx Pdo


EtherCAT Tx Pdo
Networking Interface Supported families of network cards:


Broadcom Gigabit (bge1g.rsl)


Intel 10/100Mbps (ie100m.rsl)


Intel Gigabit (ie1g.rsl)


RealTek 10/100 Mbps (rtl100m.rsl)


RealTek Gigabit (rtl1g.rsl)




100BASE-TX network ports on drive-based controllers.
100BASE-TX network ports on
drive-based controllers.
Supported Automation1 hardware Automation1-iPC2

Automation1-iXC6e2

Automation1-iXC4e2

Automation1-iXC42

Automation1-iXC2e3

Automation1-iXC23

Automation1-iXA44

Automation1-iXL5e2

Automation1-iXL2e3

Automation1-iXI42

Automation1-iXR32
Automation1-iXC6e2

Automation1-iXC4e2

Automation1-iXC42

Automation1-iXC2e3

Automation1-iXC23

Automation1-iXA44


Automation1-iXL5e2

Automation1-iXL2e3

Automation1-iXI42

Automation1-iXR32

Modbus TCP/IP
Modbus TCP/IP is an extension of the Modbus family of vendor-neutral communication protocols used for supervision and control of automation
equipment. Specifically, it provides a network and transport layer in an Internet environment over the TCP/IP protocols for the Modbus
application layer. The most common use of the protocol is for communication with Ethernet-based PLCs, I/O modules and other simple field
buses or I/O networks. The Modbus TCP/IP protocol is an automation standard.

EtherCAT
EtherCAT stands for Ethernet for Control Automation Technology. It is a real-time communication protocol over standard Ethernet hardware
/ networks. In EtherCAT, the network topology has one central controller that manages the communication of up to N (65,535) other devices.
EtherCAT devices transfer data “on the fly,” enabling high speed, high throughput communication over the Ethernet physical layer.

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