Bronkhorst® Mass Flow Meters/Controllers are in compliance with the POWERLINK specifications and regulations as specified by Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG).

POWERLINK is a patent-free, manufacturer-independent and completely software-based real-time communication system. It was first presented to the public in 2001 by the EPSG and available as a free open source solution since 2008. POWERLINK uses standard Ethernet components, ensuring the users of the benefits and flexibility of standard Ethernet technology. As a result, the users can continue to work with the same standardized hardware components and diagnostics tools as for the standard Ethernet communication.

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EL-FLOW® Prestige MFM with POWERLINK interface
EL-FLOW® Prestige MFM with POWERLINK interface


  • +15 Vdc or +24 Vdc supply voltage
  • Physical media: standard Ethernet cabling
  • Network topology: tree, star, ring and daisy-chain
  • IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet (100 Mbit/s)
  • Communication method: Managing Node (MN)/Controlled Nodes (CN)
  • Up to 240 networked real-time devices in one network segment

POWERLINK system example

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