HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April

EtherCAT P

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Beckhoff Automation

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With EtherCAT P, Beckhoff combines communication and power in a single 4-wire standard Ethernet cable. With this ground-breaking solution, the direct supply of both the EtherCAT P slaves and the connected sensors and actuators with two voltages is possible. The voltages US (system and sensor supply) and UP (peripheral voltage for actuators) are electrically isolated from each other and can each supply a current of up to 3 A to the connected components. All the benefits of EtherCAT, such as freedom in topology design, high speed, optimum bandwidth utilisation, telegram processing on-the-fly, highly precise synchronisation, extensive diagnostics functionality, etc. are retained while integrating the voltages. With EtherCAT P technology, the currents are coupled directly into the wires of the 100 Mbit line, enabling the realisation of a highly cost-effective and compact connection. In order to rule out the possibility of incorrect connections to standard EtherCAT slaves and, thus possible defects, a new plug family has been specially developed for EtherCAT P. The plug family covers all applications from the 24 V I/O level up to drives with 400 V AC or 600 V DC and a current of up to 64 A.

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