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KINGSTAR Soft Motion - EtherCAT Auto-Configuration

KINGSTAR Soft Motion - EtherCAT Auto-Configuration
Interchange servo drives and I/O devices from the most comprehensive list of manufacturers to auto-discover and auto-configure the EtherCAT...



The software based approach to industrial motion control and machine vision is now recognized as superior by every metric - easier to integrate and maintain, easier to scale and less expensive. Among software based systems EtherCat has become the leading field by standard because it allows users the flexibility of open hardware and software choices. However, EtherCat solutions are known to have one significant drawback - complicated configurations. To set up or change an EtherCat network the master has to know the location and detailed variables of each specific device, which vary by device type and manufacturing. This information must be detailed in a custom made ESI file for every device on a network, which is error prone and time consuming to research and document. 

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