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Delta Motion Enhances RMC200 Motion Controllers with EtherCAT Communication

July 9, 2024

delta-motion-ethercat-moduleDelta Motion, Battle Ground, WA, has added an EtherCAT communication module to its flagship RMC200 family of motion controllers.  This new module enables the RMC200 to efficiently connect to EtherCAT-enabled devices, and control electric-motor drives and hydraulic valves over EtherCAT, known for its high speed and minimal jitter. EtherCAT, an Ethernet-based fieldbus system, simplifies wiring, reduces costs and streamlines the design of complex machines. It also broadens the connectivity of RMC motion controllers, easing integration with a diverse range of actuators and sensors from third-party vendors.

The new R200-ECAT MainDevice module is compatible with both the RMC200 Lite and Standard, allowing control of up to 18 and 50 axes, respectively.  The module easily plugs into any RMC200 base, occupying the slot adjacent to the CPU module. Existing customers can upgrade by purchasing the R200-ECAT module and performing a firmware update. 

“EtherCAT provides significant benefits for our customers, opening up options of reduced wiring, increased data flow, and easier integration with drives,” says Delta Motion CEO Steve Nylund. “Especially for hybrid machines that include hydraulic motion control and motor drives, our customers can more easily control an entire machine.”


See also: Delta Motion

Technologies: Pressroom Automation


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