KEB America EtherCAT multi-fieldbus interface
This EtherCAT multi-fieldbus interface (MFI) is an EtherCAT slave device that provides a gateway connection to a second fieldbus interface. It is available as an EtherNet/IP adapter, a ProfiNet I/O device and a Powerlink slave. The MFI interface allows users to join two fieldbus networks and exchange up to 300 bytes of data (per scan) seamlessly between them. The module works with all of KEB’s modules, including EtherCAT digital, analog, relay, counter, safety and stepper motor control modules. It is DIN rail-mountable and connects directly to the company’s remote I/O EtherCAT backbone. It does not require platform-specific programming.