esd in Hannover, Germany presents a new and innovative EtherCAT switch module.
Triggered by a simple switching signal (LAN selector switch), the ECX-Master-Selector can connect an EtherCAT network to two different EtherCAT masters with cable redundancy to build up a redundancy at the EtherCAT Master side.
The switching signal is optically isolated and provides an input threshold level from 11 to 32 V DC.
The ECX-Master-Selector is designed for DIN-EN carrier rail
mounting and provides service-friendly 'wiring' of the
supply voltage. It is compatible to all Ethernet based systems or field bus standards.