Ethernet POWERLINK is a successor to the classic fieldbus technology, providing a transmission speed of 100 Mbit/s, allowing even the most demanding areas in control engineering, CNC, and robotics to be combined in a single network. It is a completely software-based solution, providing the flexibility for the users to adapt it to the same standardized hardware components. Ethernet POWERLINK relies on a mixed polling and time-slot procedure allowing only one node to transmit data, as in a roundtable discussion with a moderator. Optimally supports the advantages of an integrated control system, where the users can focus on the actual task of machine designing without having to worry about the fieldbus.
Ethernet POWERLINK is a real-time Ethernet protocol providing uncompromising performance and real-time capability with synchronization accuracy.