EtherCAT Master Controller for Smart Factory and High-Accuracy Applications – the eBOX671-885


Axiomtek’s newest EtherCAT Master Controller is advanced and feature-rich, specifically designed to work as a controller for the industrial automation industry.

Axiomtek’s new eBOX671-885-FL-ECM, ideal for industrial automation applications.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.July 16, 2016PRLog — Axiomtek, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is proud to announce the eBOX671-885- FL-ECM, the company’s newest intelligent real-time EtherCAT Master Controller which is qualified to meet the stringent needs of high-performance and high-accuracy applications.

Following the EtherCAT standard, the eBOX671-885- FL-ECM is verified for interoperability with the IntervalZero EtherCAT Master Solution with support for the IntervalZero Windows® real-time extension RTX with a separate real-time scheduler, which transformed the general-purpose Windows® operating system into a fully functional real-time operating system (RTOS) that runs on multi-core hardware. To provide impressive computing performance, the system supports LGA1150 socket 4th Generation Intel® Core™ or Celeron™ processor with the Intel® Q87 Express chipset. The eBOX671-885- FL-ECM also features four-channel Gigabit PoE ports, allowing for multiple cabling to cameras and any other PoE power device. With all of these advanced features, the eBOX671-885- FL-ECM is ideal for multi-camera imaging applications and as a controller for industrial automation, medical, military, test and measurement, aerospace, and many other industries.

The eBOX671-885- FL-ECM delivers deterministic time control to allow the Master Controller and slave device communication with a cycle time of 250 μs. To help integrating deterministic digital input/output (DIO) control in real-time motion control or robots, a RTX DIO driver is also available in the fanless embedded platform for monitoring sensors and controlling motion and other mission critical applications.

“The eBOX671-885- FL-ECM is designed to simplify hardware and software implementation, reduce development costs, increase system performance and expandability, and also accelerate the time-to-market,” said Product Manager Mercy Peng. “The system’s compact size and wide operating temperature range make the device suitable for most hardened industrial environments. This high performance Intel® Core™-based EtherCAT Master Controller is specifically designed to handle high-level machine control tasks in factory automation industry.”

For storage needs, eBOX671-885- FL-ECM is equipped with dual 2.5″ SATA HDD drive bays (RAID 0 & 1 supported), one CFast™, and two mSATA drives. The system also features wireless communication capabilities with two PCI Express Mini Card slots and one SIM card slot for 3G, Wi-Fi, GSM and LTE.

Axiomtek’s Fanless EtherCAT Master Controller, the eBOX671-885- FL-ECM, is available now. More intelligent embedded systems for transportation, energy-saving & utility and automation are also accessible on the Axiomtek website at or contact a sales representative at

Advanced Features:

– LGA1150 socket 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7/i5/i3 and Celeron® processors with Intel® Q87 Express chipset

– Fanless operation design with four-channel GbE PoE

– Two 2.5″ SATA HDD drive bays, mSATA and CFast™ slot

– Two internal PCI Express Mini Card slots and one SIM Card slot

– Supports HDMI, DVI-I and DisplayPort for triple independent display

– Supports RAID 0 & 1, Jumbo Frame (9.5K) WoL, PXE and Teaming

– Supports wide operating temperature range of -20ºC to +50ºC

– Supports one EtherCAT port, one Gigabit LAN port, four Gigabit PoE ports, four COM ports (two RS-232/422/485 ports), one digital I/O, six USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one audio port, and three antenna openings

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From its roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting its focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally.  Axiomtek offers Industrial PCs (IPC), Single Board Computers and System on Modules (slot CPU card, small form factor embedded boards & SoM), Fanless & Rugged Embedded System (eBOX and rBOX), Intelligent Transportation System (tBOX), Industrial IoT Gateway and Intel Firewall, Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage Players (DS), Industrial Network and Network Appliances (NA).

As an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, Axiomtek continuously develops and delivers cutting edge solutions based on the latest Intel® platforms.


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