Applied Motion Products has announced the launch of a new and faster EtherNet/IP communications stack for all EtherNet/IP-compatible integrated motor and drive products. The stack consists of a wide range of enhancements over the legacy communications stack that aid in boosting the speed and functionality while maintaining backwards compatibility. The offering reinforces the company’s commitment to delivering motion control solutions for leading industrial Ethernet networks. Discussing the new functionality, it includes an output assembly that ease motion and other drive functions to be commanded with Class 1 implicit messaging, also referred as I/O messaging or polling. Further, there is an improved input assembly carrying more data for drive status with new words for position error and analog input values.