The aXlink100 connects Ethernet and PROFIBUS using Xlink, the real-time Ethernet protocol developed by AutomationX. The aXlink100 has two Ethernet interfaces, an 8P8C (RJ45) or a FIC, and a PROFIBUS DP Master Interface—ideal hardware for your PROFIBUS decentralized periphery.
A number of system and network configurations are possible with these interfaces. With this device, an electric ring can be set up via CAT5 cables or a network redundancy and/or a server redundancy can be set up in a star-shaped network with switches. With the Ethernet interface, up to 16 PROFIBUS Master (aXlink100) can be linked to automationX by up to 124 PROFIBUS-DP Slaves each.