Dunkermotoren joins ODVA and starts product launch of Ethernet/IP for its BG series
There is now no way around real-time capable machine communication via industrial Ethernet. Dunkermotoren recognized this early on and expanded its BG series to include the PROFINET and EtherCAT interfaces. This year, Ethernet/IP will be added as a third interface in order to integrate the motors even more flexibly into different bus environments. The motors can be fully integrated into Studio5000 to ensure easy commissioning and programming of the drives. Dunkermotoren ensures the clean integration of its drives by working towards ODVA certification for the Ethernet/IP drives from the outset by ensuring that they fully comply with the official specification. For this reason, Dunkermotoren joined the ODVA in 2021. In addition to the easy integration of its drives, Dunkermotoren is also already planning further expansion stages of the Ethernet/IP interface, such as CIP-Motion or CIP-Safety, which will be introduced gradually according to customer requirements.
Starting in Q2/2021, Ethernet/IP will be available for the BG 66 dPro, BG 75 dPro and BG 95 dPro series as well as for the external control electronics BGE 5510 dPro. As the external control electronics show their advantages especially when the motor length is strongly limited or in combination with BG 45, customers of Dunkermotoren will be able to use the advantages of Ethernet/IP in the future for all drive tasks in the power range from 20 to 1100 W duration and 3900 W peak.