By Design Engineering StaffAutomation Motion Control Machine Building Beckhoff EtherCAT
Beckhoff I/O modules feature stainless steel housing and IP 69K rating.
Beckhoff 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.