The EnDat interface lets motion designers include almost any encoder into their design. Now, designers can also include a number of communication protocols. The PROFINET Gateway is the latest addition to the protocol compatibility. The Interface also supports CanOPEN and DeviceNet.
The EnDat encoder interface allows a variety of absolute encoders suitable for high temperatures and harsh environmental conditions to easily connect to industrial networks. The use of a Gateway allows for exchanging encoders without interrupting bus communication to other nodes in the network, thereby reducing downtime when disaster strikes.
The PROFINET Gateway is suited for data exchange with bus cycle times of a few milliseconds, and allows any EnDat 2.1 or 2.2 encoder to connect to a PROFINET bus system.
The PROFINET Gateway supports encoder profile PNO 3.162 v.4.1 and is supplied with a GSDML configuration file and user manual providing detailed information for programming and application.
The gateways are available in two mechanical variants. Both variants have three M12 connectors for the PROFINET connection, but for the encoder input, either an M23 or M12 connector is available.
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