The Elmo Maestro multi axis network managersâ€™ ability to control up to 126 axes of motion has been extended with the addition of Ethernet/IP and Modbus communication protocols. These protocols enable Maestro to deliver a more comprehensive motion control solution for manufacturing applications. They interface Maestro to most industry-leading PLCs, allowing a high level of visibility on the manufacturing plant floor. Ethernet/IP for Maestro is a communication protocol which uses TCP/IP for general messaging and exchange services, and UDP/IP for I/O messaging services in control applications. The protocol provides the network tools to deploy standard Ethernet technology for manufacturing applications while enabling Internet and enterprise connectivity. Modbus for Maestro enables both Ethernet Server-Client and RS-232 Master-Slave communication with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), touch screens and SCADA systems.