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EQxxxx | Stainless steel EtherCAT Box

The Beckhoff EtherCAT Box system is complemented by modules in stainless steel design. The modules of the EQxxxx series feature “Hygienic Design” throughout. They can be used in extreme, harsh and corrosive industrial environments and are therefore ideal for applications in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industries, which require protection class IP 69K.

The stainless steel EtherCAT Box modules cover the typical range of requirements of I/O signals: digital inputs with a filter of 3.0 ms, digital outputs with 0.5 A output current, and combi modules with freely selectable digital inputs or outputs. In addition, analog input modules for current/voltage measurement are available. Temperature measurement modules for resistance sensors or thermocouples complement the product range. The signals are connected via M12 connectors.

The modules of the EQxxxx series have an EtherCAT interface. The power supply and transfer takes place via M8 connectors or sockets.

extended temperature range

The EtherCAT Box modules in stainless steel are qualified for the extended temperature range of -25…+60 °C (storage temperature -40…+85 °C). This way, the IP 69K modules can also be used in extreme climates.