Special functions
EP6001 | 1-channel serial interface, RS232, RS422/RS485
M12 I/O
connection sockets
Signal status display 
Labelling areas 
Power supply
status display:
Box supply (US
Auxiliary voltage (UP
Power supply feed 
Power supply down- 
stream connection
1 | Vcc
2 | Tx
3 | GND
4 | Rx
5 | Shield
1 | Tx-
2 | Tx+
3 | GND
4 | Vcc
5 | Shield
1 | +24 V DC Us
2 | In-/Output B
3 | GND
4 | In-/Output A
5 | reserved
1 | Rx-
2 | Rx+
3 | GND
4 | Vcc
5 | Shield
1 | Tx+
2 | Rx+
3 | Rx-
4 | Tx-
1 | + 24 V DC Us
2 | + 24 V DC UP
3 | GNDs
4 | GNDP
signal input 
signal output 
Kanal 1,
Kanal 1,
Kanal 1,
Kanal 1,
extended temperature range

EP6001-0002 | 1-channel serial interface, RS232, RS422/RS485

The EP6001-0002 serial interface module allows the connection of devices with an RS232 or RS422/RS485 interface. The module transmits the data in a fully transparent manner to the higher-level automation device. The active serial communication channel functions independently of the higher-level bus system in full duplex mode at up to 115,200 baud, while a 864 byte receive buffer and a 128 byte send buffer are available. The 1-channel version has an increased end device power supply of up to 1 A, the connector assignment depends on the selected interface. The two integrated digital inputs/outputs allow the connection of additional sensors/actuators in order, for example, to trigger the reading process of the barcode reader or, depending on the result, to initiate an action. In conjunction with the TwinCAT Virtual Serial COM Driver the EP6001-0002 can be used as a normal Windows COM interface.

Technical data EP6001-0002
Data transfer channels 1
Data transfer rates 300…115,200 baud; 9600 baud (8 bit, no parity, 1 stop bit) is preset
Number of digital inputs/outputs 2, 24 V DC, 10 µs/0.5 A
Connection method M12, screw type
Nominal voltage 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Distributed clocks
Bit distortion < 3 %
Cable length RS232: max. 15 m; RS422/RS485: approx. 1000 m
Data buffer 864 bytes receive buffer, 128 bytes transmit buffer
Sensor supply +5 V DC, 1 A
Current consumption from US typ. 130 mA + sensor supply
Power supply connection feed: 1 x M8 male socket, 4-pin; downstream connection: 1 x M8 female socket, 4-pin
Bit width in the process image 22 x 8 bit input, 22 x 8 bit output, 16 bit control, 16 bit status
Electrical isolation 500 V
Special features easy integration of serial end devices
Weight approx. 165 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 65/66/67 (conforms to EN 60529)/variable
Approvals CE, UL
TS6340 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC for communication via serial devices
TS6360 license for using the TwinCAT Virtual Serial COM Driver for Windows and Windows CE platforms
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