The new protocol enables direct communication and uniform data exchange between devices without a sercos master or a running sercos communication being necessary. The sercos/IP protocol can still be used in cyclic real time operation. In this case the sercos/IP telegrams are transferred into the sercos NRT (Non Real-Time) channel, with no negative influence on the real time behavior of the network.
The vertical integration of devices into a production system is improved with the sercos/IP protocol. Set-up, remote maintenance, and diagnosis of sercos devices can be carried out via sercos/IP over an intranet or the Internet.
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