Marcel Ellwart: “With more than 40 years of expertise in the development of assembled I/O circuit boards, Beckhoff offers not only the EtherCAT plug-in modules themselves, but also a complete package for the EJ concept.
The signal distribution board, which serves as a platform for the EtherCAT plug-in modules, is implemented by Beckhoff on a customer-specific basis for the individual machine application. We set ourselves apart from conventional development service providers and contract manufacturers by taking care of both the development and production of the corresponding board – a service that is particularly worthwhile for medium and higher volume projects. Another advantage is the possibility of a 100% function test: this can be carried out – in addition to the plug-in modules, which are tested throughout anyway – both for the signal distribution boards and for the boards that are fully equipped with modules. This allows customers to stock fully tested standard components and retrieve them from their warehouse as needed.
The overall package is rounded off with customized packaging to suit customer requirements. Not only does this all serve to ensure the long-term availability of the components, but it also reinforces the high-quality standards that are synonymous with the Beckhoff brand.”