MacroNode I/O with EtherCAT
The MKS MacroNode I/O with new EtherCAT interface features sub-msec I/O control for improving process consistency, cLogic distributed real-time logic engine, and up to 96 I/O points over four slots in a compact and economical package. Each I/O card is digital, analog or a combination, and built-in web servers provide graphical user interfaces for setup and diagnostics. The MacroNode I/O product line provides high density, compact and economical I/O solutions with on-board cLogic control to handle distribution of real-time logic tasks.
Currently Supported Networks
- Ethernet: Modbus/TCP™
- Up to 4 slots of I/O
- Each I/O card is Digital, Analog or Combo (Digital & Analog)
cLogic™ Real-Time Control Engine
Modularize and distribute time critical tasks where they belong. MKS cLogic allows you to overcome TCP/IP network bandwidth concerns by distributing logic to the I/O modules. You designate your logic using standard C code, and then activate the MacroNodes™ on-board C-compiler. Examples of control logic include:
- Distributed sequences
- PID control
- Signal filtering and analysis
- Frequency, pulse width, count
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