EC-Engineer Web

EC-Engineer Web is a powerful software tool used for configuration and diagnosis of EtherCAT® networks. The software is a client server application, with the modern dark mode client user interface (UI) an Angular-CLI project communicating through a REST-API with the backend (ASP.NET Core).
The Microsoft .NET Core platform is used for development and to run the software on several operating systems and architectures, e.g. Windows, macOS and Linux (x64, ARM32). EC-Engineer Web is using the multi-platform advantage that .NET Core offers for mobility and platform independence.

A web browser with HTML5 and JavaScript support is enough to show and control EC-Engineer Web. There is no installation needed for the frontend, so a tablet or smartphone can also be used to configure or analyze an EtherCAT® network. EC-Engineer Web is also available as a desktop application on Linux PCs.

Extensive diagnosis functions are available to help to analyze and solve problems in EtherCAT® networks. In this mode, EC-Engineer Web receives all necessary information from the EtherCAT® Master.
For Masters running acontis’ EC-Master, the integrated communication protocol known as RAS enables the connection to EC-Engineer Web. For Masters not running EC-Master, the Mailbox Gateway (ETG.8200) enables the connection to EC-Engineer Web, like for Beckhoff TwinCAT systems. With the Mailbox Gateway EC-Engineer Web is a completely master-independent EtherCAT diagnostic tool.

The optional Software Development Kit (SDK) enables customers to enhance and integrate EC-Engineer Web, or to create a new customized diagnosis app, e. g., for mobile devices.