Bronkhorst

EtherCAT®

Bronkhorst Mass Flow and Pressure Meters/Controllers can be supplied as EtherCAT® slave devices. This fieldbus system offers short data update times (also called cycle times) with low communication jitter (for synchronization purposes) and low hardware costs.

 

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Thermal Mass Flow Controller with EtherCAT interface
Thermal Mass Flow Controller with EtherCAT interface

Characteristics

  • CAN application layer over EtherCAT® (CoE) support
  • device profile DS-404 'Measurement Devices and Closed Loop Controllers' support (controller function block)
  • second address (station alias) configurable with 3 rotary switches in the range 0..4095 (0xFFF)
  • configurable Process Data (PDO) settings (max. 20 objects can be added to TxPDO and max. 20 to RxPDO)
  • +15 Vdc or +24 Vdc supply voltage
  • ethernet patch or crossover (S)FTP cables in CAT5e quality can be used (0.15..100 m)
  • bus termination is not necessary
Bronkhorst EtherCAT® Instruments have been successfully tested with Conformance Test Tool ET 9400.

EtherCAT® is a registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany


EtherCAT® system example
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Bronkhorst High-Tech B.V.

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NL-7261 AK Ruurlo (NL)
Tel. +31 573 45 88 00
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