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

DN Staff

April 10, 2010

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

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

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