The bus controller makes it possible to connect X2X Link I/O nodes to POWERLINK. It is also possible to operate the X2X Link cycle synchronously 1:1 or synchronous to POWERLINK using a prescaler.
Additional X2X Link I/O nodes (X67 modules or other modules based on X2X Link) can be connected using the integrated X2X Link connection. Mechanically, POWERLINK is connected via an IP67-rated standard D-coded M12 Ethernet connector.
POWERLINK is a standard protocol for Fast Ethernet with hard real-time characteristics. The POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) ensures openness and continuous advancement. www.ethernet-powerlink.org