The EtherCAT Box system is complemented by the new ERxxxx modules with zinc die-cast housing. The housing shape of the ER series modules is identical to the plastic housings of the EP series. The zinc die-cast housing makes the IP 67 modules particularly robust, so that they are ready for use in harsh industrial and process environments. With the fully sealed design and metal surfaces the ER series is ideal for applications requiring enhanced load capacity and protection against weld spatter, for example. The ER series is the optimum complement to the plastic and stainless steel housing versions. All modules are compatible.
The EtherCAT Box modules with zinc die-cast housing cover the typical I/O signals: digital inputs with various filters, digital outputs with 0.5 A output current, and combi modules with freely configurable digital inputs or outputs. In addition, analog input modules for current/voltage measurement are available. Temperature measurement modules, serial interfaces, encoder inputs and motion modules complement the product range. The modules are available in a slim 30 mm or the broader 60 mm format with different channel options, covering a wide I/O range. Signals can be connected via M8 or M12 connectors.
The modules of the ER series have an EtherCAT interface. Power supply and transmission takes place via M8 connectors or sockets. For high-current outputs, modules with 7/8“ power supply and M12 EtherCAT sockets are available.