UDP/TCP Mailbox feature allows configuring a drive by using a vendor’s tool through the KPA EtherCAT Master without extra Ethernet connection or any other connection types.

For configuring the drives producers offer special tools requiring a separate Ethernet connection to the drive.

With connecting the tool to one NIC of master, user can configure the drive via EtherCAT remotely. Master’s internal routing of the Ethernet connection from the tool to the drive saves an extra wire and time.

External Synchronization
Scheme of UDP/TCP Mailbox usage