EtherNet/IP Bus Coupler
By Design Engineering StaffAutomation Beckhoff
Beckhoff’s low cost and compact size coupler provide more EtherNet/IP connectivity options.
To ensure the widest selection of EtherNet/IP I/O devices possible, Beckhoff Automation has announced the new BK9055 Compact Bus Coupler, which joins EtherNet/IP with the the company’s I/O system and its more than 400 different signal types.
When used alone, the coupler is suitable for star wiring topologies. However, the BK9055 is software-compatible to the BK9105 EtherNet/IP Bus Coupler, which has a second RJ 45 port (2-channel switch). Therefore, the I/O stations can also be configured with a line topology.