Use our I/O components to implement simple or complex applications with EtherCAT and other common fieldbus systems.
The extensive Beckhoff I/O portfolio includes products for all areas of use and environmental conditions. The classic KLxxxx and ELxxxx Bus and EtherCAT Terminals in the IP 20 protection class offer a wide variety of fieldbus protocols and signal types. The terminals are plugged into one another and are primarily used in terminal boxes or in the control cabinet, where they are protected against external influences. Their low housing width in combination with a high channel density make them a space-saving solution in the control cabinet.
The EtherCAT product range is extended still further in the IP 20 area by the EJxxx EtherCAT plug-in modules, which are mainly suitable for the series production of machines and plants. Based on the EtherCAT I/O system, the design of the EJ modules allows them to be plugged directly into a PCB. This is called a signal distribution board and distributes the supply of power and the signals to the application-specific connection technology. Dispensing with the classic individual wiring considerably reduces the installation time in series machine production.
The fieldbus, IO-Link, and EtherCAT Box modules in the IP 67 protection class allow use in harsh environmental conditions. With their compact and watertight design, they are suitable for direct installation in the machine.