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2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Advantech is pleased to announce that AMAX-5580 has won the Industrial Internet of Things Connectivity – Edge Controller for Control Engineering 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards!

Production data and equipment data are becoming the core driving force of digital transformation and the upgrade of production lines. Traditional digital upgrade solutions require a combination of products with functions for diverse fields such as PLCs, PCs, gateways, SCADA software, etc. However, system architecture was often complex and integration difficult with high costs and significant security risks involved.

Facing this trend, Advantech introduced the compact etherCAT controller and slice I/O - designed with the smallest programmable automation controller (PAC) in the Core i class processor, modular I/O, and a PCIe communication interface. It integrates gateway, motion control, I/O data acquisition, fieldbus, machine vision, and device networking into one control platform, which provides users with a solution that is both easy to integrate and easily scalable. With its high-performance processing capabilities, open platform, and powerfully solid expansion capabilities, providing automation manufacturers with better IoT solutions.

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EtherCAT I/O Solutions Brochure

Learn More About AMAX-5000 Series:
Edge Controller with EtherCAT Slice I/O

Introduction to AMAX-5000 Series: Edge Controller with EtherCAT Slice I/O
Small but Powerful: AMAX-5000 Compact Controller and EtherCAT Slice I/O, Advantech (EN)
See How AMAX-5000 Series Achieves Simple Implementation

Accelerate the digital transformation of equipment manufacturing through AMAX-5000 PAC controller
AMAX-508x Series: The EtherCAT Position Measurement Modules for Incremental/Absolute Encoders
Accelerate the digital transformation of equipment manufacturing through AMAX-5000 PAC controller

Why Should You Choose Advantech AMAX-5000 Series?

Time for Equipment Revolution


  • Perfect fit in Control Cabinet
  • Thin Slice I/O Module


  • Intel Core i 6th Gen CPU
  • 100us Real-time EtherCAT Bus


  • IEC-61131-3 Softlogic Integrated
  • Cloud Connectivity Ready

Compact Size,Save Your Space

AMAX-5000 is the industry's smallest and faster open platform. It's compact form factor with a height of 10 cm and slice I/O modules are all mounted on standard DIN rails, eliminating the need for additional drilling or mechanism while installing in the equipment control cabinet. Not only saves the space occupied but also allows the industrial equipment to be integrated across the boundary.

High-Speed Processing,Boost Up Your Machine

AMAX-5580 is equipped with Intel 6th generation Skylake Core i processor. The controller's left and right side are designed with standard PCI Express high-speed interface and EtherCAT communication protocol which provides up to 100 Mbps transmission speed. It can greatly improve the immediacy and accuracy of AMAX-5580 for transferring and processing big data.

Flexible Expansion,Meet Your Needs

AMAX-5000's modular EtherCAT I/O and PCI Express interface design provides users with the ability to select specific I/O and communication modules to perform data acquisition, control and transmission. Meet the actual needs while retaining the scalability, accurate matching, no extra equipment waste.

  • Mini PCIe
  • GbE
  • PoE
  • USB 3.0
  • Serial COM
  • Digital I/O
  • Analog I/O
  • EtherCAT Coupler

Highly Integrated,Cross Your Border

AMAX-5000 integrates traditional PLC and PC applications. It provides communication, high-speed data acquisition, control, data storage and computing functions in a single platform. Besides, it can be integrated with third-party software, making it easier for industrial equipment manufacturers to develop cross border OT to IT IoT applications.

See Our Product Series

DAQ Chassis with Module




PCIe Expansion Module


PCIe mini card expansion module

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2-port GigE Vision Frame Grabber Module

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2-port PoE Vision Frame Grabber Module

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4-port USB3.0 Vision Frame Grabber Module

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2-port Isolated RS-232/422/485 Communication Module

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Profibus Master Expansion Module

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2-Port CAN Module

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DIN-Rail Control IPC w/ EtherCAT Slice IO Expansion

  • Intel 6th Gen Core i7/i5/Celeron CPU
  • 2xLAN, 4xUSB 3.0, 2xSerial, VGA+HDMI Dual Display
  • Compact and fanless design for DIN-rail mount in Control cabinet
  • BIOS/OS optimized for CODESYS/EtherCAT environment
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EtherCAT I/O Module

Digital IO

Analog IO


Position Measurement

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