Mecademic announces the release of firmware 8.3.10 for its Meca500 R3 robots. This update adds support for the EtherNet/IP, and the Meca500 is now certified by ODVA for use with this network protocol.
EtherNet/IP is an industrial network protocol used by many PLC and automation component vendors worldwide. It is currently the most widespread industrial protocol in the United States and is used in a wide variety of industries.
Although not required for the Meca500, this release is in response to demand from our customers and integrators who work with Allen-Bradley products and other PLCs. Along with EtherCAT, this is a great choice for industrial manufacturers.
We are currently working on making this firmware available for the Meca 500 R2.
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