The Compax3 with I31T11 EtherCAT option uses CANopen over Ethernet (CoE) protocol, operation mode DS402 at 100MBits (Fast Ethernet). It is supported with Compax3 ServoManager software Release 8-0.
The I31 hardware does not support TCP/IP interface to the C3 ServoManager software at this time.
Until the EtherCAT network is started from the controller, the field bus LEDs over the S24 switch will be off.
Straight-through or cross-over CAT5 cables can be used.
Both PLL (system clock) time synchronization is supported (Object 820.24=0) as well as Timestamp (Object 820.24 = 1)
The Compax3 has been tested interoperability and proven in applications with industry standard Beckhoff's TwinCAT NC I and Beckhoff CNC. It's also been proven to work in applications 3S' CoDeSys V3 and Soft Servo Systems software. Customers have also reported that it works with Omron PLCs, using OpMode8 version 2.04 of the .xml descriptor file.
For a full list of compatible motion controllers and software controllers:
I31T11 EtherCAT Overview and Compatible Controllers
PLC, Motion Controller, Embedded Controller
ACS Motion Control: EtherCAT Master Products
Baumuller: b maXX-controllerPLC and b maXX-safePLC
BECKHOFF Automation: Embedded PC series CX1020, CX1030, Embedded PC series CX9000, CX9010
Binar: Heavy-Duty PLC- and Motion Controller and Heavy-Duty HMI, PLC- and Motion Controller
Deutschmann Automation: LOCON 100/200 EtherCAT
Digitronic: Programmable Limit Switch CamCon DC190
Elmo Motion Control: Gold Maestro
Grossenbacher Systeme: Embedded Touchpanel
IBHsoftec: S7-CX315, S7-CX317
ISAC: PAC ACHILLE
KEBA: KeControl C2 - CP24x, CP25x, CP3xx
Kontron: ECAT Master DIN Rail PC - ThinkIO-Duo, JRex - IBOX-PM, Panel PC-V Panel Express
Moog: MSC II, MSD Motion Controller
Omron: CJ-Series Position Control Unit
Trio Motion Technology: MC464 and EtherCAT Interface
VIPA: CPU 315SN/NET - SPEED7-Technology
PC-Based Control Systems, Soft-PLC
3S-Smart Software Solutions: CoDeSys V3
BECKHOFF Automation: PLC and Motion Control Software, and TwinCAT
Hilscher: Communication Modules comX, and PCI Cards cifX
IBHsoftec: SoftPLC S7-315 / PLC S7-416
Ingenieurgemeinschaft IgH: EtherCAT Master for Linux as part of EtherLab
Kithara Software: RealTime Suite
Kuhnke Automation: Ventura IPC and Skaleo 100
KW-Software: MULTIPROG and ProConOS
Lenze: L-force Logic & Motion
logi.cals: logi.CAD, logi.PLC, logi.DOC
Ma.Vi.: mvPMC-eCAT Master PCI Board
Soft Servo Systems: SMP3200 General Motion Control Software
STEINHOFF Automation: DACHS EtherCAT Master for QNX
Sybera: EtherCAT Realtime Master and X-GO Logic Control