Automated EtherCAT configuration and instant availability

Used In:

  • Networks using EtherCAT protocol

Elmo’s G-MAS multi axis controller fully supports EtherCat communication. The G-MAS supports up to 100 EtherCat slaves and numerous  slave types (Motion devices and IOs) on the Ethercat Bus.

The Elmo Application Studio (EAS) EtherCat configurator makes the EtherCat network configuration an easy task.

The Elmo Application Studio (EAS) EtherCAT Configurator makes the EtherCAT network configuration quick and easy using a graphical interface.

Once the network is physically set up, a user needs only to start the Configurator, which scans the network for EtherCAT devices. It then automatically builds the network and following user approval, work can start instantly with all recognized EtherCAT devices.
Motion is only one step away!

G-MAS supports the following EtherCAT protocols:

  • CoE – CANopen over EtherCAT
  • FoE – Download Firmware to Elmo Drives over the EtherCAT
  • EoE – Ethernet over EtherCAT – Communication with Elmo Drives via their native language

 

Design Features

  • Automatic network scanning
  • Process data mapping via the Configuration tool
  • User generic CoE init commands
  • Support for distributed clocks
  • Support for CoE FoE EoE mailbox protocols
  • Network diagnostics tools
  • Support for third-party drives and IOs
  • Full network statistics and diagnostics at any time
  • Presentation: EtherCAT Configuration with EAS
    • Why Is EtherCAT Configurator Necessary?
    • Slave FMMU/SM Page
    • Master Quick Settings Page
    • EtherCAT Configurator
    • Supported 3rd Party
    • New GMAS Ethercat Tools
  • Presentation: EtherCAT Configurator for G-MAS
    • Why Is EtherCAT Configurator Necessary?
    • Slave FMMU/SM Page
    • Master Quick Settings Page
    • EtherCAT Configurator
    • Supported 3rd Party
    • New GMAS EtherCAT Tools
  • Presentation: Multiaxis Position Control by Ethercat
    • EtherCAT Applications Overview
    • EtherCAT Control Approach
    • EtherCAT Data Processing
    • Time Synchronization Requirements in Distributed Systems
    • EtherCAT Distributed Clock Mechanism
    • Back to EtherCAT and Motion Control
    • Servo Drives, DS 402 Device Profiles and CoE
    • Practical Real-Time Control Networks IO Synchronization Requirements
  • Presentation: EtherCAT_Communication
    • EtherCAT Basics
    • Slave Structure
    • Physical Layer
    • Device Model
    • Data Link Layer
    • Application Layer
    • Device Profiles
    • Distributed Clocks
    • Device Description
    • Tools (Configuration Tool, Monitor,  etc.)
    • EtherCAT Master
    • Standard and References

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