OPEN DRIVE INTRODUCES NEW POSSIBILITIES
The IndraDrive CS with Ethernet-based interfaces from Bosch Rexroth is said to provide a wide variety of master communication interfaces, thus facilitating the integration of its IndraDrive line in existing system topologies. The intelligent and open drives support various field busses, such as SERCOS 2, PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet or analog and parallel interfaces. IndraDrive is therefore said to be easily integrated in various automation architectures and network topologies, due to new Industrial Ethernet-based interfaces, like SERCOS III, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET RT, PROFISAFE, and EtherCAT.
The scalable platform provides more than one hundred technology functions. The “safe halt” and “safe motion” safety functions are certified according to EN-954-1, Category 3.