The Four key factors to consider when choosing a motion network

Sept. 15, 2005
When choosing a motion network the key factors to focus on are very simple. This White Paper reviews the four areas you’ll need to know and provides the technical background to help facilitate the understanding of digital motion networks.
By William H. West and D. Marshall Matheson, Danaher MotionALL NETWORKS are not created equal. High performance motion networks demand tightly managed timing regimens to ensure synchronous and real-time updates across multiple axes. While Ethernet offers adequate performance for general purpose applications that use distributed control, it is generally too slow for more demanding situations. In such cases, a fast synchronous network is required to connect a centralized motion processor to multiple servo axes.

This White Paper introduces a high performance upgrade to Ethernet specifically designed to support high performance centralized control systems and offers additional benefits including self-healing fault tolerance operation, simple discovery-based configuration, and high noise immunity.