Press Release Summary:
EL922x EtherCAT Terminal Series are available in EL9227, EL9221 and EL9222 versions. Units allow user to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. Products are designed for 24 V DC operations and are offered in 1- and 2-channel versions. EtherCAT terminals offer system-integrated overcurrent protection.
Original Press Release:
New Beckhoff EL922x EtherCAT I/O Provides System-Integrated Overcurrent Protection
Advanced electronic overcurrent protection in highly-compact 12 mm EtherCAT Terminals Beckhoff today announced the new EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. In comparison with currently available protection devices, costs and space requirements in control cabinets can be reduced without having to use conventional, inflexible stand-alone systems. With an extended range of settings and process data options, the 12 mm wide EL922x EtherCAT Terminals meet the most 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 wide 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 simply plugging in the terminal. In addition, control cabinets benefit from space and cost savings because additional coupling hardware and other digital I/O or power feeding products are no longer required.
Furthermore, numerous types of process data can be accessed via EtherCAT, for example utilization rate, load current, input/output current, undervoltage/overvoltage and feedback. This enables transparent system monitoring, minimized downtime, simplified troubleshooting and a comprehensive overview of plant history.
Beckhoff Automation is a provider of advanced and open automation solutions based upon proven technologies for customers to 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 interfaces, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 75 countries, Beckhoff is well-positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Beckhoff sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved for exceptional customer service and consultation.