Ethernet POWERLINK is a real-time protocol that runs on Ethernet hardware. Created by B&R, this open standard leverages CANopen device profiles for drives, CiA-402.

  • Use of Ethernet hardware results in a low cost system relative to performance
  • Open, international standard
  • Detailed diagnostic information and guaranteed bandwidth for troubleshooting
  • Features hot plugging, direct cross-traffic, multiplexing, and other real-time capabilities
  • Connects and fully synchronizes up to 240 nodes in a single network

ADVANCED Motion Controls' Capabilities

  • Master/Slave poll response implementation
  • Cycle times down to 400 us
  • Certain DigiFlex® Performance drive models support POWERLINK networking