POWERLINK Information Model

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Introduction

Ethernet POWERLINK is a patent-free and manufacturer-independent communication system for hard real-time. Key benefits of this protocol include standardized device description files that make status information, parameter configurations, device characteristics and other relevant data available in transparent form on the network. Ethernet POWERLINK uses the same concepts as CANopen for object dictionaries, device descriptions and communication mechanisms. File:Powerlink.JPG

The OPC UA POWERLINK Companion Specification was created by a joint working group of the OPC Foundation and the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG). It defines an OPC UA Information Model to represent the models from Ethernet POWERLINK. The OPC UA server functionality can represent one or more instances of POWERLINK object dictionaries. Therefore the server could for instance be implemented on a POWERLINK device to represent its local object dictionary, or it could be implemented as a gateway representing the object dictionaries of multiple POWERLINK devices.


Powerlink Capabilities

Number 1

URN:          https://opcfoundation.org/wiki/index.php/MDIS_-_MCS-DCS_Interface_Standardization#Number_1

Discovery ID: MDIS


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Number 2

URN:          https://opcfoundation.org/wiki/index.phpMDIS_-_MCS-DCS_Interface_Standardization#Number_2

Discovery ID: MDIS


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