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EtherCAT Box

By Design Engineering Staff   

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Beckhoff I/O modules feature stainless steel housing and IP 69K rating.

14-June-Beckhoff-Box-360Beckhoff released its EQxxxx EtherCAT Box I/O series in V2A stainless steel housings that are rated at protection class IP 69K for the food, packaging, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The I/O module’s hygienic design is impermeable to moisture, can be cleaned with high-pressure cleaners and is qualified for the extended temperature range of -25 to +60°C.

Through an integrated EtherCAT interface, the 100% self-contained EQxxxx modules can be connected directly to an EtherCAT network without an additional Coupler Box. The high-performance of the EtherCAT industrial Ethernet system, with communication speeds in the microsecond range, is maintained into each module. Each box is a EtherCAT device and an EtherCAT slave, which can be connected directly to any other EtherCAT device via a standard Ethernet cable with 100BASE-TX.


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