SRAM introduces four new real-time Ethernet protocol standards: PowerLinks, QuickLinks, and Ethernet Powerlinks. This article will explain how the four new standards work. PowerLinks are designed to connect standard Ethernet devices in a centralized way. They are managed by the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group. The technology was first introduced by an Austrian automation company in 2001. PowerLinks support both data and power communications.
PowerLocks are a tool-free way to attach 10-speed chains to your bike. Designed by SRAM chain engineers, PowerLocks are easy to install and remove. They’re a secure, reliable way to attach your chain to your bike. You can choose between the simple PowerLock or the sexy PowerLink. But which one is right for you? Read on to learn more.
Powerlinks are two-piece components, comprised of an outer plate and a pin. The pins latch into an inset in the opposite plate. The head of the pin sits in an inset of the other plate. To remove the head, simply press the plates inward. They’re designed to fit into tight spaces. However, they’re also incredibly durable. They’re not just for mountain bikes, though: road bikes and MTBs can benefit from the same technology.
The SRAM power link system is designed to ensure proper chain connections. Chain engineers created PowerLock, a tool-free, surefire way to connect your 10-speed chain. SRAM also offers other chain-related products. For example, you can purchase a 10 speed groupset with the SRAM PowerLock. You’ll be happy you did. And if you have any doubts, just ask a fellow cyclist.
The Powerlink is a two-piece part, consisting of an outer plate and a pin. The pins latch into a hole in the other half of the Powerlink. The Powerlink pins each have a “head” that sits in the inset of the other plate. To remove the head, you simply push the outer plate inward. Once you’re finished, the Powerlink will release.
SRAM’s QuickLinks are great for bicycle chains. They are compatible with any brand of 12-speed chain and will allow you to change chain length without a tool. They also come in a variety of colors, including silver nickel-plated and rainbow. When choosing a quick link, consider the number of speeds you’re going to use the chain for. Choosing the right quick link is essential if you want to maximize the strength of your bike’s chain.
SRAM’s QuickLinks are made with a narrower pin than Shimano’s chain, which may contribute to the stiffness of your chain. You can also use Wippermann pins, which are reusable for the life of the chain. However, some users say SRAM’s quick links don’t fit Shimano 8-speed chains properly. If you’re not sure which one to use, you can always check with the manufacturer of your chain and the quick link manufacturer to see if they’re compatible.
SRAM’s Ethernet Powerlink
The Ethernet Powerlink is an open-standard networking solution. This technology is compatible with chips from any supplier. Its design enables different data rates to be mixed, and it is predictable in its data transfer rate. It can also be expanded to include higher-speed 100 Mbit/sec products, which is not possible in other field-bus networks. This allows for faster data transfers. For industrial applications, this technology has been used for many years, and its advantages have been widely recognized by industrial customers.
Ethernet POWERLINK is based on the IEEE 802.3 standard and is a real-time Ethernet fieldbus system. B&R introduced the technology in 2001 and continues to push for its widespread adoption. The Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group, a user group independent of the vendor, is driving the development of the standard. In addition to the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group, the company collaborates with several other standardization organizations, including the International Electrotechnical Commission.