Beckhoff announced the EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. With an extended range of settings and process data options, the 12 mm wide EL922x EtherCAT Terminals are designed to meet diverse requirements and enable transparent system monitoring.
The EL922x Terminal series for overcurrent protection is designed for 24 V DC operation and includes 19 different EtherCAT Terminals. There are 1- and 2-channel versions for various current loads up to a maximum of 10 A. The range of terminals includes:
- EL9221 and EL9222 Terminals with standard functionality such as rated current, which can be parameterized not only using TwinCAT System Manager software, but also conveniently with an LED button.
- EL9227-xxxx Terminals with extended functionality that can be parameterized in the TwinCAT System Manager, such as the selection of a characteristic curve, preliminary warning threshold, undervoltage signal, feedback cut-off, event logging and a password-protected software seal.
System-integrated overcurrent protection offers numerous practical benefits for users. Wiring effort is reduced since the feed into adjacent I/O terminals is achieved automatically by plugging in the terminal.
Furthermore, numerous types of process data can be accessed via EtherCAT, for example utilization rate, load current, input/output current, undervoltage/overvoltage and feedback.
Beckhoff Automation is a provider of open automation solutions based upon proven technologies for customers to implement control systems. Beckhoff’s “New Automation Technology” product range includes PC-based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interfaces, I/O, servo drives and motors.
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