Hogeschool PXL – Elfde-Liniestraat 24 – B-3500 Hasselt
www.pxl.be - www.pxl.be/facebook
EtherCAT @ PXL
Contents
• PXL
• Examples:
– Fast measurements
– EtherCAT and Embedded Electronics
• EtherCAT slaves
• Delta robot
PXL
PXL-Tech
• Building Construction
• Biotechnology
• Electronics-ICT
• Electromechanics
– Climatisation HVAC
– Maintenan...
Application: Fast Measurement
• Equipment:
– CX8090 PLC
– EL1252 terminal
– Optical sensors
Application: Fast Measurement
• Technology:
– EtherCAT
– Distributed Clocks
– XFC
Application: Fast Measurement
• Purpose: Measure drop speed of an object
– Ease of use
– Timestamp of the last edge change...
Application: EtherCAT Slaves
• Own EtherCAT slaves
– Based on EL9800 EtherCAT evaluation board
• EtherCAT ASIC ET1100
– Et...
Application: EtherCAT Slaves
Parallel slave
Application: EtherCAT Slaves
SPI slave
Application: EtherCAT Delta Robot
• Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA
MICROBLAZE
32-BIT PROCESSOR
EtherCAT
IP-core
PWM Controller
(VHD...
Application: EtherCAT Delta Robot
Contact Details
Vincent Claes vincent.claes@xios.be
Gwen Vanheusden gwen.vanheusden@xios.be
Universitaire Campus
Agoralaan...
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- Use of EtherCAT technology at PXL TECH department.
- Use of Beckhoff modules
- Implementation of EtherCAT core on Xilinx FPGA
- Use of piggyback boards

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EtherCAT @ Hogeschool PXL (PXL-TECH)

  1. 1. Hogeschool PXL – Elfde-Liniestraat 24 – B-3500 Hasselt www.pxl.be - www.pxl.be/facebook EtherCAT @ PXL
  2. 2. Contents • PXL • Examples: – Fast measurements – EtherCAT and Embedded Electronics • EtherCAT slaves • Delta robot
  3. 3. PXL PXL-Tech • Building Construction • Biotechnology • Electronics-ICT • Electromechanics – Climatisation HVAC – Maintenance Technology
  4. 4. Application: Fast Measurement • Equipment: – CX8090 PLC – EL1252 terminal – Optical sensors
  5. 5. Application: Fast Measurement • Technology: – EtherCAT – Distributed Clocks – XFC
  6. 6. Application: Fast Measurement • Purpose: Measure drop speed of an object – Ease of use – Timestamp of the last edge change – Resolution of 1ns independent of the cycle time
  7. 7. Application: EtherCAT Slaves • Own EtherCAT slaves – Based on EL9800 EtherCAT evaluation board • EtherCAT ASIC ET1100 – EtherCAT FPGA core (Beckhoff) • See next slides
  8. 8. Application: EtherCAT Slaves Parallel slave
  9. 9. Application: EtherCAT Slaves SPI slave
  10. 10. Application: EtherCAT Delta Robot • Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA MICROBLAZE 32-BIT PROCESSOR EtherCAT IP-core PWM Controller (VHDL) PWM Controller (VHDL) PWM Controller (VHDL) PWM Controller (VHDL)
  11. 11. Application: EtherCAT Delta Robot
  12. 12. Contact Details Vincent Claes vincent.claes@xios.be Gwen Vanheusden gwen.vanheusden@xios.be Universitaire Campus Agoralaan Gebouw H 3590 Diepenbeek België

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