EtherCAT Terminals. The ultra fast, "all-in-one" system for automation.

EtherCAT Terminals | The extreme fast I/O technology

In analogy to the Beckhoff Bus Terminals, the EtherCAT Terminal system is a modular I/O system consisting of electronic terminal blocks. In contrast to Bus Terminals, where the fieldbus signal is implemented within the Bus Coupler on the internal, fieldbus-independent terminal bus, the EtherCAT protocol remains fully intact down to the individual terminal.



Structure: The almost unlimited network, freedom in the choice of the topology, the free mix of signals and the easy integration of fieldbus devices, e.g. for PROFIBUS, CANopen or DeviceNet, characterise the fast EtherCAT Terminals.

EtherCAT | Ultra high-speed communication

EtherCAT | Ultra high-speed communication: With EtherCAT technology, Beckhoff overcomes the system limitations of other Ethernet solutions. The Ethernet protocol remains intact right down to the individual I/O terminals.

EtherCAT Box

EtherCAT Box: Robust and compact – IP 67 modules with direct EtherCAT interface

16-channel terminals

16-channel terminals: The new HD Bus Terminals (High Density) feature 16 connection points in the housing of a 12 mm electronic terminal block.

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology: XFC represents a control technology that enables very fast and highly deterministic responses. The XFC communication is based on EtherCAT technology.

Safety over EtherCAT

Safety over EtherCAT: In the interest of realising safe data communication for EtherCAT, the Safety over EtherCAT protocol has been disclosed.

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