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EtherCAT Process Data Sniffer
Products – EtherCAT Process Data Sniffer
EtherCAT is based on ethernet. So ethernet tools for packet analysis and capture can be used in EtherCAT automation systems. A network TAP (Test Access Point) is a hardware device that is inserted in the ethernet cable to copy the data streams and send it to another ethernet port for monitoring. This is done without interfering the data traffic.
The EtherCAT Process Data Sniffer is a logger-software that reconstructs the EtherCAT process data coming from a network TAP. The EtherCAT process data is extracted and converted into the slave data objects using the ENI file of the EtherCAT system. The data can be logged to continuous files.
Areas of application of the software are for example:
- Analysis and troubleshooting in EtherCAT systems
- Record data in parallel with control systems
The software can be used with any network TAP. Some devices are listed below.