A dual port EtherNet/IP communication adapter is available for the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 525 AC drive, offering device level ring (DLR) functionality over EtherNet/IP networks.
The dual port EtherNet/IP card lets users select from a range of topologies including ring, linear and star while lowering the total cost of machine design, development and ownership with less wiring, reduced hardware, ease of use and reduced downtime.
DLR technology, which is an ODVA standard, helps reduce configuration time and costs by minimizing the number of managed switches and reducing cabling needs while allowing users to create a single network ring that connects all components at the device level.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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