PCI/PCIe Fieldbus Cards
Beckhoff rounds off the range of fieldbus components with the PCI-based PC Fieldbus Cards for EtherCAT, Lightbus, PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, SERCOS interface, Ethernet as well as the PCI Express v1.1 Cards for PROFIBUS, CANopen and Ethernet. The cards were specifically developed for fast controllers and real-time tasks such as drive position control. To enable universal application, the interface cards are fitted with either one or two fieldbus channels. The Ethernet cards offer a maximum of four channels. The fieldbus cards can optionally be equipped with non-volatile memory (NOVRAM), hence enabling the fail-safe storage of data.
- fast data exchange through short cycle times (e.g. EtherCAT: down to 12.5 μs)
- Process data communication can either be free running, synchronized, synchronized with a delay, or equidistant.
- powerful parameter and diagnostics interfacesf
- freely configurable bus management for every device
The entire Industrial PC controller can be integrated into the communication system as an EtherCAT slave with the FC1xxx-PCI Fieldbus Cards for EtherCAT.
Mini-PCI/PCIe Fieldbus Cards
The mini PCI Cards for PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, SERCOS interface and Ethernet complement the PC Fieldbus Card range. Just like the standard PCI cards from Beckhoff, the interfaces are specifically optimized for fast controllers with compact size and real-time tasks. The bus interface is not implemented on the Fieldbus Card, but separately in the respective Industrial PC housing (device-specific).