Options for communicating AC800M with another device on Ethercat

How can I communicate AC800M on Ethercat? There is no CI module dedicated for EtherCat in AC800M. What could be the best option to achieve this?

Thank you..

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asked 4 months ago



You can look in AC500 products, which support EtherCAT.


I don't know if that is the best solution either what kind of communication you are looking for. You can try to use that solution as a gateway to AC800. As I know EtherCAT is a fieldbus protocol, developed by Backhoff


answered 4 months ago


By Harsha.D on 10/14/2017 | Like (0) | Report

AC500 Plc's CI module support for ethercat as master and even u can look in ABB AcS800 drives manual for more info.
Ac800m ha only vip module for fast communication (ms) but not for microsecond update rate so only plc like ac500 can support this feature afaik

By Prashanth on 10/16/2017 | Like (0) | Report

Guys the requirement is as below.

We want to replace a beckhoff PLC communicating with a drive on Ethercat.

I am planning to Replace the PLC with AC800M communicating on profinet and have a profinet RT bus coupler to communicate with the drive on Ethercat. The requirement is have communication at 10ms which is possible with profinet RT bus

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