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Ethernet Powerlink

Ethernet PowerLInk Standardization Group (EPSG)

PowerLink the standard for high-performance real-time communication in machines and automation systems. The technology is compliant with IEEE 802.3 Ethernet, free of patents and completely open source with BSD licensing. The software stack and its documentation are hosted by the independent developer platform SourceForge. Visit openpowerlink.sourceforge.net for information on how to implement the protocol on Linux systems, microcontrollers and FPGAs.


PowerLink is the standard for high-performance real-time communication in machines and automation systems.


Industry applications where it makes sense to use PowerLink:

  • Audio/video
  • Automotive
  • Distributed control systems
  • Energy management
  • Machinery
  • Industrial automation
  • Railway and maritime transportation
  • Robotics
  • Uninterruptible power supplies
  • Vision systems



Some of our Ethernet Powerlink Sponsors include...

Advanced Micro Controls Inc

AMCI is a leading manufacturer of specialized position sensing and motion control technology for PLC-based automation systems. AMCI’s unique approach to PLC integration makes it easy for customers to add full motion control to their PLC without having to buy separate software.

Electromate Inc.

Distributor of AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors, Drives, Controls, Positioning Systems & Robots, extensive product selection and JIT inventory

JVL Industri Elektronik A/S

JVL Industri Elektronik A/S is a leading company in the production and development of integrated AC servo and stepper motors.


Our POSITAL encoders support the standard (serial, parallel) and fieldbus interfaces (DeviceNet, Profibus, and Interbus.)

QuickSilver Controls Inc.

QuickSilver Controls manufactures cost effective servo motors and servo controls.

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