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What are the features of the IO-Link master module with the EtherCAT protocol?

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EtherCAT provides complete flexibility: from free topology selection to the possibility of connecting and disconnecting devices and segments during operation, to performance redundancy of ring topology, the technology is suitable for centralized and decentralized architectures.


It supports:

  1. Master/ sub station,
  2. Master/ master and
  3. Sub station/ sub station

device communication.


The benefits: 

  1. Excellent performance at low cost;
  2. Flexible topology and easy operation;
  3. Supports up to 65535 sub stations with a distance of up to 100m.


Learn more about Balluff's IO-Link master modules