Exlar adds EtherNet/IP to Tritex II Actuators

  • July 01, 2010
  • Exlar Corporation
Exlar adds EtherNet/IP to Tritex II Actuators
Exlar adds EtherNet/IP to Tritex II Actuators

July 1, 2010 — Exlar announces EtherNet/IP with its Tritex II linear and rotary actuators and the accompanying ODVA Declaration of Conformity to the EtherNet/IP Specification. EtherNet/IP is an industrial protocol operating over the Ethernet medium and is used for communication between industrial control systems and their components, such as a programmable automation controller, PLC or an I/O system. This communication link to a PLC or HMI enables operators to send and receive the data they require in a timely manner to operate the Tritex II actuator with a machine automation control system. Some of the highlights of the Exlar EtherNet/IP implementation include:

  • Transfer of 100 input and 100 output 16 bit registers
  • EtherNet/IP register mapping and configuration setup through the Tritex Expert software interface allows access to any parameter
  • Connection through industrial standard M12 Ethernet connector
  • Connectivity to Rockwell PLCs that support implicit or explicit messaging—Compact Logix and Control Logix are recommended
  • Connectivity to any other EtherNet/IP Master/Server device (HMI, PLC or other automation control system) that supports EtherNet/IP

Tritex II actuators operate from 100-240VAC, allowing direct connection to factory power sources. Enhanced Expert software features include 16 programmable indexes, linked moves and communications via the actuator’s Modbus port. Through a RS/485 protocol, this port allows complete control, programming and monitoring of all aspects of the Tritex actuator as it performs an application.

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