Bus Terminals feature 16 I/O channels in 12 mm format.
March 15, 2010 -
Using Beckhoff Bus Couplers or DIN rail-mounted controllers, High Density Bus Terminals are compatible with almost every major fieldbus. Units are available as 16-channel terminals for digital inputs or outputs, as 8-channel terminals for digital inputs or outputs with 2-wire connections, or as combination with 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs. Using direct plug-in technique, single wire connectors are connected without tools. Color coding for signal types is integrated into LED display.
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Beckhoff Automation LLC
12204 Nicollet Ave., S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55337
Beckhoff Releases Space-saving HD Bus Terminals: 16 Channel I/O in 12 mm Format
I/O point density doubled, cutting space requirements in half
MINNEAPOLIS, - In order to deliver increasingly compact I/O solutions for manufacturers and machine builders, Beckhoff has expanded its Bus Terminal I/O system with the new, ultra-compact HD Bus Terminals. These space-saving 'High Density' Bus Terminals feature 16 digital I/O channels in the housing of a 12 mm electronic terminal block. Using Beckhoff Bus Couplers or DIN rail-mounted controllers, the HD Terminals are compatible with almost every major fieldbus. HD Terminals are available in both Beckhoff Bus Terminal and EtherCAT Terminal versions.
Over the last few years, a consistent increase in the efficiency of electronics has reduced power dissipation to the extent that doubled packing density of I/O points is possible today. This results in multiple cost advantages: space requirements in control cabinets can be reduced and the price per I/O channel drops significantly.
The compact 16-channel Bus Terminals offer new possibilities for project planning: Miniaturization in the field of control technology allows designers to build their machines and systems to be even smaller and more compact.
The HD Bus Terminals with 16 connection points have identical external dimensions to existing Beckhoff Bus Terminals and are compatible with them. The flexible HD Bus Terminals are available in different versions, e.g. as 16-channel terminals for digital inputs or outputs, as 8-channel terminals for digital inputs or outputs with 2-wire connection or as combination terminals with eight digital inputs and eight digital outputs.
Despite higher channel density, wiring efforts are simplified because of tool-less assembly. The single wire conductors are connected without tools using the direct plug-in technique, i.e. the cable is simply plugged into the contact point. The cables are released as usual, using the contact release with the aid of an appropriately sized screwdriver. The usual color coding for the signal types is also employed in the HD Bus Terminals and is integrated into the LED display.
The 'High Density' Beckhoff Bus Terminals - 16-channel terminals in compact 12 mm terminal block format:
- Doubling of the maximum packing density from 8 to 16 channels
- Reduction in space requirements by 50 percent
- Reduction in cost per I/O point
- Reduction in control cabinet and assembly costs
- Wiring by means of tool-less assembly using direct plug-in technique
- Wide selection of 16-channel terminals for digital inputs/outputs
- Available in Beckhoff Bus Terminal and EtherCAT Terminal versions
For more information: www.beckhoff.com/HD-Busterminal
Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.