Hannover Messe 2016: EtherCAT P
EtherCAT P is one of the latest technology milestones from Beckhoff. It expands the EtherCAT technology, which has become an established industry standard worldwide, with a one-cable solution integrating ultra-fast communication and power supply.
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The EtherCAT Couplers are the link between the EtherCAT protocol at fieldbus level and the EtherCAT Terminals.
IP 67 modules with EtherCAT P: Communication and power in a single 4-wire standard Ethernet cable.
The EK1300 EtherCAT P coupler integrates the EtherCAT Terminals into the EtherCAT P network. The coupler converts the passing telegrams from Ethernet 100BASE-TX to E-bus signal representation. A station consists of a coupler and any number of EtherCAT Terminals that are automatically detected and individually displayed in the process image
The EK1310 EtherCAT P power supply offers the option of converting from an EtherCAT segment, which is configured via an EtherCAT Coupler or an Embedded PC from the CX series, to EtherCAT P or extending an EtherCAT P network in line topology.
The EK1322 2-port EtherCAT P junction can be used in an EtherCAT Terminal segment at any desired position between the EtherCAT Terminals and enables configuration of EtherCAT P star topologies. A modular EtherCAT P star hub can be realized by using several EK1322 units in a station.
The one cable solution – One step closer to automation without control cabinets.