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EtherCAT Products - Drives for EtherCAT Networks

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Series Features

  • Stepper and StepSERVO drives with built-in EtherCAT communications
  • EtherCAT network control using CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) adhering to CiA 402
  • Support for Profile Position, Profile Velocity, and Profile Torque (StepSERVO only) modes
  • Support for Cyclic Synchronous Position (CSP) and Cyclic Synchronous Velocity (CSV) modes
  • Support for multiple Homing modes
  • Applied Motion Products-specific objects for running stored Q Programming segments
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Products in the Series

* Items with web only pricing are highlighted in yellow.
* Closeout priced products are highlighted in green.
Title Type Description 1pc.
StepSERVO Drive StepSERVO Drive with EtherCAT, 3 A $397.00
StepSERVO Drive StepSERVO Drive with EtherCAT, 5 A $397.00
StepSERVO Drive StepSERVO Drive with EtherCAT, 10 A $397.00
Stepper Drive DC Advanced Microstep Drive w/ Multi Fieldbus options $154.00
Stepper Drive DC Advanced Microstep Drive w/ Multi Fieldbus options $165.00
Stepper Drive DC Advanced Microstep Drive w/ Multi Fieldbus options $176.00

Series Details

Applied Motion Products offers the stepper and StepSERVO drives above with built-in EtherCAT network communications. EtherCAT is a popular and powerful standards-based industrial Ethernet protocol specifically designed for high-speed motion control and automation tasks.

Applied Motion drives with on-board EtherCAT – designated by “EC” in the model number – support CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) operating modes including Profile Position, Profile Velocity, Profile Torque (StepSERVO only), Cyclic Synchronous Position (CSP), and Cyclic Synchronous Velocity (CSV). All drives support a range of Homing modes as well.

Why EtherCAT?

EtherCAT is an Ethernet-based fieldbus system suitable for real-time communications requirements in automation technology. It provides short data update times and low communication jitter over a full-duplex Ethernet physical layer. All of this is to say that it’s a high performance industrial Ethernet network for automation.

Stored Program Execution

Applied Motion provides specific CANopen objects for executing Q programs stored in a drive’s non-volatile memory. IMPORTANT: Note that stored Q programs in an EtherCAT drive can only be accessed via the EtherCAT network by request from the master controller. These drives cannot run Q programs stand-alone.

Master Controllers

EtherCAT networks are controlled by a master controller and there a numerous suppliers. We offer support documentation to assist users in connecting to several of the more popular controllers. Visit the EtherCAT Master Controllers page for more details.

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