Leine & Linde Profinet Gateway Adds Flexibility to Motion System Implementations

Leine & Linde Gateway products allow the motion system designer to include virtually any encoder with an EnDat interface into their application.

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Leine & Linde Gateway products allow the motion system designer to include virtually any encoder with an EnDat interface into their application. Now adding a PROFINET Gateway to the mix, Leine & Linde makes this addition simpler than ever, and will also support CanOPEN, DeviceNet, and PROFIBUS interfaces as well.

The benefit of the HEIDENHAIN EnDat encoder interface is that it allows a wide variety of robust absolute encoders suitable for high temperatures and harsh environmental conditions to be easily connected to industrial networks. Furthermore, the use of a Gateway allows for exchanging encoders without interrupting bus communication to other nodes in the network, thereby reducing downtime when disaster strikes.

The PROFINET Gateway is well-suited for the data exchange with bus cycle times of a few milliseconds, and allows any EnDat 2.1 or 2.2 encoder to connect to a PROFINET bus system.

The PROFINET Gateway supports encoder profile PNO 3.162 v.4.1 and is supplied with a GSDML configuration file and user manual providing detailed information for programming and application. The GSDML and user manual can be downloaded from the Leine & Linde webpage.

The gateways are available in two mechanical variants. Both variants have 3xM12 connectors for the PROFINET connection, but for the encoder input, either a M23 or M12 connector is available.

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