Vacuum transducers with EtherCAT

Paul Boughton

All transducers of the Smartline product family from Thyracont, a manufacturer of measurement instrumentation, are now available with EtherCAT interface.

EtherCAT is currently the fasted industrial Ethernet technology and convinces with easy handling. For instance manual address settings are not necessary and a diagnosis for localising errors are already included.

Smartline transducers with EtherCAT can be easily integrated in existing networks. Due to a flexible topology the EtherCAT network is variable and extendable and provides access to further internet technologies.

Smartline transducers cover the range from atmosphere to ultrahigh vacuum with outstanding precision, offer durable exchangeable sensor heads and robust full metal housings.