We have a customer who is considering building a machine with a tool changer. This tool changer would require us to disconnect and connect Ethercat nodes while the rest of the network is running.
These “hot connect” nodes is placed last in our line topology.
These “hot connect” nodes can be uniquely identifiable (hardware DIP switch adress).
At this stage we are just investigating, and would appreciate any input. Is it doable today, is it on the roadmap, or is it something we can’t expect to achieve?