Ethernet Powerlink is a real-time Ethernet for transferring data within microseconds. Its main purpose is to transfer process data in automation technology, particularly in motion control applications.
Purely software-based solution
Ethernet Powerlink is a software-based Industrial Ethernet solution, which has been designed to integrate automation communication tasks in a standardised, universal format. The real-time protocol is particularly suitable for all mechanical engineering applications.
Powerlink is equally suitable for centralised and decentralised automation concepts. Further features of POWERLINK are full integration of CANopen communication mechanisms, plus a legal property: open source licensing.
The following product groups have a Powerlink interface: