Card Eases Connectivity of Automation Drives to PROFINET-Based Networks
Mon, 03/15/2010 - 6:12am
Danfoss Drives introduced the VLT PROFINET MCA120 Option Card, expanding the Ethernet communication capabilities of the VLT AutomationDrive to PROFINET-based networks. This option card handles a single connection with an Actual Packet Interval down to 1 ms in both directions, positioning it among the fastest performing PROFINET devices in the market. Additionally, the MCA120 features a built-in web server for remote diagnostics and visual confirmation of basic drive parameters, as well as an email notifier that can send an email message to one or more recipients should certain warnings or alarms occur, and/or when those warning or alarms are cleared. Supported application protocols include PROFINET for control and parameter setting, HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) for diagnosis via the built-in web server, and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) for email notification.