When we talk about protocol for industry machine, automation or process line, there always have a control system which link up all necessary equipment for example, Using PLC to control motor to perform the manufacturing or other process.
Same to measurement sensor, in-order to deliver the measured value to PLC, PC, Datalogger, micro-controller or any control unit. So EtherCAT is one of the fastest, stable protocol, which is easy to integrate your system via EtherCAT.
We also honour to introduce you our Micro-Epsilon sensor which have EtherCAT protocol to make your integration much easier, and measured data more faster and stable. For our general laser triangulation sensor series as below :
We can just simply using our EtherCAT module IF1032/ETH. We also have ILD2300 high end laser triangulation sensor which can directly have Ethercat protocol without any amplifier or converter.
Connect 24 power supply and open wire of your sensor than you may use an RJ45 cable to your plc/pc to use the etherCAT interface.
Note you can use Analogue convert to EtherCAT, analogue our is a standard for all ild sensor.
For ILD2300 can direct etherCAT interface, you have the chouce below direct using D-sub or using an extended module
Setup 1 :
X stand for cable meter
ILD2300-PC2300-x/csp-Rs422 extension terminal-etherCAT/CSP2008