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Parker recently introduced their high-performance and cost-effective P-Series Servo Drives. One version offers the speed and flexibility of an EtherCAT network. We were asked to show how the drive would perform to the open standards of the EtherCAT protocol. The third party controller we connected is the Beckhoff TwinCAT 3.
Here is a list of the steps to connect the Parker P-Series Servo Drive to the TwinCAT 3 controller: