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ODVA Conformance for EtherNet/IP-enabled Drives and Integrated Motors

by Eric Rice

A range of servo drives, stepper drives and integrated motors from Applied Motion Products conform to the ODVA specification for EtherNet/IP communications. The ODVA Conformance program mandates that vendors use a common network interface to ensure interoperability with products from other vendors. Products must pass rigorous testing by an authorized Test Service Provider before being declared ODVA conformant.

ODVA conformant servo drives, stepper drives, and integrated motors perform their specific positioning, velocity and other motion control tasks while simultaneously exchanging control, I/O and diagnostic data with controllers on the EtherNet/IP network. Customers who rely on EtherNet/IP as the backbone of their industrial Ethernet network can speed time-to-market for their machines and end products by specifying ODVA conformant devices. Customers have the freedom to choose products from an international vendor pool and the peace of mind that those products will interoperate in multi-vendor systems.

The Declaration of Conformity

The Declaration of Conformity (DOC) is the document provided by the ODVA that states that a vendor has successfully proven conformance to the EtherNet/IP specification, and includes the list of products tested in the process. Click here to view our DOC to the EtherNet/IP specification.

A Range of ODVA Conformant Products

The line of ODVA conformant drives and integrated motors from Applied Motion Products includes:

  • SV200 Digital Servo Drives: advanced performance and auto-tuning with multiple control options.
  • ST Stepper Drives: step motor drives with stall detection, stall prevention, microstep emulation and anti-resonance.
  • StepServo™ Integrated Motors: high-resolution incremental encoders and closed-loop servo firmware are used to create integrated motors that offer the best performance available from a step motor.

Click here to see the complete list of EtherNet/IP-enabled motion control products from Applied Motion.

Tools to Help You Make it Move

Along with ODVA Conformance, success in your application is supported by utilizing the Add On Instructions (AOI) we provide for Rockwell Automation's RSLogix 5000 software. These AOIs facilitate the rapid integration of our drives and integrated motors into your PLC projects, and provide users of Rockwell controllers an easy path to get machines up and running quickly. Learn more about these AOIs for RSLogix5000 here.