Bestech Australia offers Micro-Epsilon adoptable Ethernet/EtherCAT technologies for a wide range of sensors applied in control automation and industrial measurement applications. Sensors include laser, eddy current, capacitive and confocal sensors.
Micro-Epsilon Ethernet and EtherCAT compliant measurement systems distributed by Bestech Australia offer reliable solutions for any control process.
Ethernet/IP employs star network technology, a network communication standard capable of large amounts of data exchanging at a speed of 10Mbps or 100Mbps. An open Ethernet interface enables easy sensor integration to existing systems.
Ethernet network technology is valued for its high reliability, high data transmission rates, easy integration with existing networks and low hardware cost as less wiring is required. The measurement data can be evaluated independent of the location, and remote maintenance can be performed on a global basis.
While Ethernet or Ethernet/IP uses star topology, it can be replaced by EtherCAT, which employs a simple line structure or bus that can support any physical topology such as line, tree or star. EtherCAT for automation technology is often applied as real-time Ethernet fieldbus.
Advantages of EtherCAT include high performance, reduced wiring and flexibility for application to other fieldbus protocols.