The ET-M8196F is a compact remote motion control device which uses Modbus TCP as its communication protocol. The ET-M8196F acts as a server in a Modbus TCP network and supports all standard Modbus function codes defined by the Modbus TCP protocol. Nowadays many PCs have got limited PCI slots; therefore the ET-M8196F can be used to replace PCI motion control cards. The ET-M8196F has got two Ethernet ports which allow daisy chaining.
The motion controller of the ET-M8196F consists of an Ethernet communication module and a 6-axis motion control card. A digital signal processor (DSP) is the brain of the motion controller which calculates the commanded move trajectory and manages supervisory control by monitoring the limits and emergency stops to ensure safe operation. I/O control output (e.g. latch, compare, encoder counter etc.) is realized in a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).
The motion controller is suitable for general-purpose motion control applications. In additions to its wide speed range, this intelligent motion controller also has a variety of built-in motion control functions, such as 2- to 6-axis linear interpolation, 2- or 3-axis circular interpolation, helical interpolation, T/S-curve acceleration/deceleration, and automatic home search, etc.
In addition the ET-M8196F acts as an FRnet master and can control up to 128 digital outputs and 128 digital inputs. FRnet is a two-wire serial bus and has a scan
interval of 0.72 ms and it is specifically designed for easy and cost effective wiring. ICPDAS provides a large range of FRnet I/O terminal boards and modules.