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Article | January 7, 2010
Lenze-AC Tech has released EtherNet/IP as an optional communication protocol for the SMVector Drive.
The SMVector AC Drive operates on an EtherNet/IP network with the addition of a simple plug-in communication module. Other network protocols are also available as option modules including CANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus and Modbus RS-485. As a member of the CIP family, EtherNet/IP can utilize the same set of pre-defined common objects, thus making communication between devices from different manufacturers much easier. Lenze-AC Tech worked with Allen-Bradley engineers to ensure complete product compatibility. EtherNet/IP supports numerous nodes, can be used on a single point connection for configuration and control and permits devices to send and receive messages simultaneously.
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