Managing Obsolete Parker SSD LINK Systems? Sure Controls specializes in AC & DC Drive Upgrades.

Looking for solutions to your outdated and obsolete Parker (Formerly Eurotherm) LINK system? We work with customers globally every day in your situation. Whether it is to help support keeping obsolete equipment running or providing a turn-key upgrade plan; together we can help! Contact Sure Controls if you are looking for a partner with an expert team of Parker/Eurotherm drives engineers and technicians to keep your facility running smoothly.

  1. Modernize your line without replacing drives
  2. Real time peer-to-peer communications
  3. High noise immunity
  4. No repeaters required
  5. Uses Commercially available CAT-6 cable

What Is Parker SSD LINKNet?

Parker LINKnet is an Ethernet based version of the SSD (formerly Eurotherm) LINK system that has been successfully used in coordinated drive systems for 25 years.

  1. It is a peer-to-peer network designed to integrate AC and DC drives with remote I/O at high speed, with or without a supervisory PLC.
  2. The network allows precise and repeatable control for complex machines and process lines.
  3. LINKnet nodes communicate using Modbus TCP over Ethernet. CAT-6 Ethernet cable is used for all connections. All nodes are wired to a standard Ethernet switch.
  4. For PLCs that are not Ethernet capable, a commercially available protocol converter may be installed.
  5. Up to 100 nodes may be connected to the network.

Easy to Retrofit: Modernize your line without replacing the drives

  1. LINKnet components are plugin compatible with many older drives. This means that an existing LINK system using AC690+, DC590+, and/or AC890 units can potentially be updated to LINKnet without requiring the replacement of functional drives.
  2. The system will connect to any Ethernet enabled PLC and with remote I/O.
  3. LINK2 touchscreens can be replaced by new HMIs.
  4. No need to learn new software. LINKnet runs in Parker’s DES software environment.

LINKnet Hardware

LINKnet tech boxes are plug-in modules for all frame sizes of AC690+, DC590+ (version 5 on), and AC890 with a stand-alone DIN rail variant for interfacing with other devices.

  • LINKnet tech boxes are connected by commercially available CAT-6 Ethernet cable, and require no external source of power when installed on an AC690+, DC590+, or AC890 drives.
  • Flexible I/O provides users with an assortment of prequalified remote I/O modules for use with LINKnet systems
    • Digital, analog, and specialty modules may be combined. All supported and recognized by Parker DSE software

We offer used hardware and replacement parts for Parker/Eurotherm SSD LINK Systems.

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