The EtherCAT plug-in modules can be attached directly to a PCB. This application-specific PCB (signal distribution board) distributes the signals and the power supply to individual application-specific connectors in order to connect the controller to further machine modules.
EJ starter board
With the EJ8906-0005 starter board, Beckhoff offers a quick introduction into the plug-and-work production process in mechanical engineering. The starter board contains a predefined PCB (signal distribution board) complete with corresponding slots for EtherCAT plug-in modules of any form factor, as well as mating connectors for integrating the cable harnesses.