Greenfield, MA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
EtherCAT® - Ethernet for Control Automation Technology - is an open high performance Ethernet-based fieldbus system. The development goal of EtherCAT® was to apply Ethernet to automation applications which require short cycle times in combination with low communication jitter - for synchronization purposes - and low hardware costs.
Typical application fields for EtherCAT® are machine controls (e.g. semiconductor tools, metal forming, packaging, injection molding, assembly systems, printing machines, robotics, and more).
esd electronics has extended its line of EtherCAT® software and hardware products: The esd electronics ECX-DIO8 module represents an EtherCAT® Slave device to manage up to 8 configurable digital inputs and outputs.
The nominal I/O-voltage value is 24 V. Nominal output current is 0.5 A at 24 V.
The ECX-DIO8 module provides industrial digital in-/outputs with two-wire connection in combination with service-friendly wiring of supply voltage.
The power supply can be applied via the InRailBus connector (TBUS-connector) integrated in the mounting rail or separately via the clamp-connection.
The 100BASE-TX EtherCAT® interface is compatible to IEEE 802.3.
Configuration is done by EtherCAT® master (XML file).
The module is designed for hat-rail mounting in a control enclosure. The digital I/O connectors and status LEDs are mounted in the front panel.
For further, more detailed information (including a downloadable hardware and software configuration manual) please log on to our website at http://www.esd-electronics-usa.com/ECX-DI08-EtherCAT-Digital-I/O-Module.html or call our sales manager Michelle Dzialo at 413-772-3170.
esd electronics, Inc. has over 20 years experience as qualified system integrators in industrial automation specializing in EtherCAT® and Controller Area Network (CAN) technologies CANopen, DeviceNet and J1939 providing EtherCAT® and CAN interfaces for PCI, PCIe, cPCI, ISA, VME, & PC104. Visit our website at http://www.esd-electronics-usa.com.