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Bosch Rexroth's IndraDrive with Multi-Ethernet Option (ET)

Bosch Rexroth's IndraDrive with Multi-Ethernet Option (ET)

The Multi-Ethernet Option on the control section for the IndraDrive supports four Master Communications: Serocs III, EtherCat, ProfiNet and EtherNet/IP. It can be used with different master controls with out the need to use different hardware. When OEM's are trying to meet with end-user specs they have to make sure that all the hardware is compatible. With the IndraDrive Multi-Ethernet option there is one less concern of compatibility, because it is compatible with four communication protocols. Therefore, the machine design does not need to change, stock is more consistent, and bill-of-material does not change much. Before the IndraDrive Multi-Ethernet, drives only had one Master communication available. If SERCOS III was being used as Master Communication, a drive with the SERCOS III interface had to be ordered, if another master communication was going to be used then a drive with that specific communication protocol had to be ordered. With the IndraDrive Multi-Ethernet option, only one drive has to be ordered and it covers multiple (four) communication fieldbusses.

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