EtherCAT Drivers communicate with other devices via the EtherCAT protocol, ensuring fast and reliable operation. This protocol was developed to connect devices in automation and industry, providing a high enough speed to connect both I/O units and motion systems.
EtherCAT drivers operate in different modes, e.g., the Profile Position (PP) and Cyclic Synchronous Position (CSP) operating modes and in different variants of Homing. They can drive stepper motors with or without an encoder, in an open or closed loop. They also have built-in I/O units. Drivers use voltages from 24 VDC to 230 VAC, depending on the size of the stepper motor.