KEB America EtherCAT multi-fieldbus interface
This EtherCAT multi-fieldbus interface (MFI) for controllers allows customers to connect KEB’s high-performance multi-axis controller with an existing whole-machine PLC solution without abandoning existing fieldbus integrations. For example, users can develop a machine accessory using the company’s EtherCAT-based controllers and I/O modules and then connect it to an existing machine using only one module. The 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.