Wenglor has expanded its product range for industrial communication to include EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT protocols. The OCP high performance distance sensors now provide for consistent communication right on down to the field level with two further protocols in addition to PROFINET.
Comprising of a compact housing (50 x 50 x 30 mm), IP67 protection, an integrated web server, a graphic display and functions based on PROFINET, which are all now supplemented with EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT protocols.
The OCP product range is equipped with RS-232 or PROFINET and will now be furnished with an additional standardised communications interface by adding the real-time EtherCAT protocol in combination with power over Ethernet (PoE) and distributed clock technology.
The time-stamp function is important when spatially distributed processes are coordinated with each other and precise synchronisation of all Ethernet users is required.