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EtherFOX

The gateway from EtherCAT® to SimpleMotion drives.

Wondering how to build large control systems and integrate Granite Devices drives such as IONI as part of it? Wonder no more, EtherFOX brings the awesomeness into EtherCAT® networks. One EtherFOX acts as a multi-axis bridge between a standard EtherCAT® network and a SimpleMotion network. One EtherFOX can control up to 10 SimpleMotion enabled drives at real-time and synchronous pace. As bonus, EtherFOX adds also several general purpose I/O’s at your disposal.

EtherFOX

No system is too large to be built with EtherFOX

EtherFOX connection diagram
  • Bridge between SimpleMotion drives and EtherCAT® networks

Use standard networking protocols to control your machine. No size limit for the network being built.

  • Single EtherFOX controls up to 10 slave drives

Connect up to 10 axis of SimpleMotion drives, such as IONI, system behind one EtherFOX

  • General purpose digital and analog I/O’s included

Sometimes more than just drives are needed, EtherFOX helps you there too!

The nitty gritty details

EtherFOX feature table

Availability

EtherFOX is undergoing the final prototyping round before release version manufacturing. EtherFOX is already available as an engineering samples for selected partners. To join in the pilot program and get an engineering sample, feel free to contact us.

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EtherFOX is compatible with

Versatile Servo & Stepper Drive IONI

IONI is a 67×37 mm sized "Swiss knife" of motor control. It drives AC and DC servo motors as well as stepping motors. Possible control methods include position, velocity and torque modes. IONI can handle up to 700 W of continuous power.

IONICUBE motherboards

IONICUBE is motherboards for IONI drives enabling effortless installation of the drives. Build multiaxis motion control systems with 1 to 32 IONI drives by chaining IONICUBE motherboards.