LOVES PARK, IL — Danfoss Drives introduces the MCA 121 EtherNet/IP‚â„¢ Option Card. The MCA 121 is a powerful networking tool that enables Danfoss VLT‚Â® AutomationDrive users to deploy standard Ethernet technology in manufacturing applications, while also enabling internet and enterprise activity.
Industrial operations are increasingly utilizing open Ethernet networks to manage their processes. The MCA 121 enables the Danfoss Drives VLT AutomationDrive to connect directly to an EtherNet/IP network, maximizing speed and performance beyond what is possible using a gateway. With the MCA 121 each drive simply acts as another node on the network, with full visibility and full speed connectivity.
Traditional line network topology can significantly simplify cabling requirements and reduce hardware costs ‚â€“ The MCA 121 enables users to eliminate a number of Ethernet switches, at an approximate cost of $200 per switch. The MCA 121 EtherNet/IP Option Card also features a built-in web server and email client to deliver service notification.
MCA 121 EtherNet/IP Option Cards can be ordered as a factory installed option on new VLT AutomationDrives, or can be ordered as a retrofit component for quick and easy installation in the field.
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