SMC has several products compatible to Ethernet POWERLINK. POWERLINK is a software protocol based on standard Ethernet that provides deterministic and real-real time response time. The POWERLINK protocol is standardized in IEC61158-13 and IEC61784-2.
Valve and I/O
EX260, SI Unit
EX260 series is a compact and cost effective fieldbus solution for output applicable to SMC's most popular directional control valves such as New SY, SV, VQC, and S0700 Series. It can control up to 32 solenoids in one manifold. Available protocols are EtherNet/IP™, PROFINET®, EtherCAT®, PROFIBUS DP®, DeviceNet™ and CC-Link. EX260 series has standard dual port connectivity to eliminate the need of switches or branch connector, reducing wiring and component cost. IP67 enclosure rating ensures protection against dust and washdown environment.
EX600 SI Unit
The EX600 serial interface offers a full suite of diagnostics and programmable parameters to meet the most stringent requirements. The EX600 offers excellent flexibility including digital input, digital output and analog input unit options. This serial interface is compatible with series SV, VQC, SY and JSY series valves. Available protocols include Ethernet I/P™, EtherCAT®, PROFINET, POWERLINK, Modbus TCP, CC-Link IE Field™, PROFIBUS-DP®, DeviceNet™ and CC-Link.