EtherCAT Analog I/O Box

Beckhoff Machine-mountable EP4374 combination I/O box enhances machine design flexibility.

Comments Off on EtherCAT Analog I/O Box March 8, 2011
by Design Engineering Staff

Beckhoff Automation has extended its range of IP 67 I/O modules with the new EP4374 EtherCAT Box that combines two analog inputs and two analog outputs into one device.
The input and output channels can be parameterized independent of each other for the standard signals 0…10 V, ±10 V, 0…20 mA and 4…20 mA. Each channel is configurable individually for current or voltage measurement or output. The resolution for the current and voltage signals is 16 bit (signed).

The EP4374-0002 module has a direct EtherCAT connection, so that the high performance of 100 Mbit/s Industrial Ethernet is retained to each IP 67 box. The compact dimensions of the EtherCAT Box of only 126 x 30 x 26.5 mm (H x W x D) make it ideal for applications in confined spaces.