Design Engineering

EtherCAT Master Controller

By DE Staff   

Motion Control Machine Building

Festo’s CPX-E combines compact automation control with design flexibility.

Festo unveiled its CPX-E modular control system, an EtherCAT master controller and motion controller that provides a standardized platform for stepper and servo motor motion control. The system consists of individual function modules that can be combined to create an application-optimized automation platform. The choice of components includes control units, bus modules, digital and analog input and output modules. Depending on the module combination, the CPX-E can be deployed strictly as a remote I/O system with bus module or as a centralized or decentralized control system using a control unit. The CPX-E controllers with Codesys V3 software have comprehensive PLC programming functions. The CPX-E system can be integrated into EtherCAT, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP fieldbus networks, while its OPC UA client and server functions allow for integration and interoperability with cloud-based host environments.


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