PROFIBUS Bus Coupler EK3100
Power LEDs
Input for
power contacts
Power contacts
Front flap
Fieldbus connection
Address selector

EK3100 | PROFIBUS Bus Coupler

PROFIBUSThe EK3100 Bus Coupler connects PROFIBUS networks to the EtherCAT Terminals (ELxxxx) as well as the EtherCAT Box modules (EPxxxx) and converts the telegrams from PROFIBUS to the E-bus signal representation. One station consists of an EK3100 and any number of EtherCAT Terminals. The coupler is connected to PROFIBUS via a 9-pin D-sub plug. In EtherCAT, the PROFIBUS coupler has at its disposal a lower-level, powerful and ultra-fast I/O system with a large selection of terminals. The coupler supports the PROFIBUS profile and fits seamlessly into PROFIBUS networks.

Technical data EK3100
Task within EtherCAT system coupling of standard digital and analog EtherCAT Terminals and EtherCAT Box modules to PROFIBUS networks
Number of EtherCAT Terminals depending on the process data size
Type/number of peripheral signals depending on the process data size
Data transfer rates up to 12 Mbaud (automatic detection)
Configuration not required
Bus interface 1 x D-sub 9-pin socket with shielding
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Input current typ. 120 mA + (total E-bus current)/4
Current consumption E-bus up to 2 A
Power contacts 24 V DC max./10 A max.
Electrical isolation 500 V (power contact/supply voltage/Ethernet)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 64 mm x 100 mm x 73 mm
Operating/storage temperature 0…+55 °C/-25…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
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 20/variable
Approvals CE, UL, Ex
Cordsets cordsets and connectors
FC310x PC Fieldbus Cards with PCI interface
PROFIBUS For further PROFIBUS products please see the system overview