EtherCAT Box 240 The EtherCAT Box High performance, compact and waterproof design Robust Robust construction allows fieldbus modules to be fitted directly to machines. Control cabinets and terminal boxes are now no longer required. Sealed The modules in industrial housing meet the protection class IP 65, IP 66 and IP 67, are fully casted and thus ideally prepared for use in wet, dirty and dusty working environments. For use in extreme, corrosive industrial environments, modules in stainless steel housing in IP 69K protection are available. For harsh industrial and process environments the modules with zinc die-cast housing offer enhanced load capacity and protection e.g. against weld spatter. Small The modules are extremely small and are thus suitable for use in applications where there is very little space available. The low weight of the EtherCAT Box modules makes them useful in applications where the I/O interface is in motion (e.g. on a robot arm). Ultra high-speed The EtherCAT Box modules have a direct EtherCAT port. Virtually all sensors and actuators can be connected to the control system directly via the 100BASE-TX. XFC boxes are available for additional requirements, e.g. timestamp inputs. Quickly wired The wiring of EtherCAT and of signals is significantly simplified through the use of pre-assembled cables. Wiring errors are minimised and the system setup is finished quickly. Flexible In addition to the pre-assembled cables, field wireable connectors and cables are also available for maximum flexibility. Economical Combined I/O modules and fine signal granularity lead to low system costs – you only have to buy what you really need. Due to the doubling of the number of channels per EtherCAT Box, the 16-channel series also saves time and costs with both the EtherCAT cabling and the power cabling. Complete The wide variety of signal types allows the connection of almost any kind of sensor or actuator. The communication modules enable decentralised connection of, e.g., label printers, identification systems or special equipment. Stepper Motor Box modules are also available. Fitting Sensors and actuators are connected through screw type connectors (M8 or M12). Compatible The EtherCAT Box devices behave very much like the Beckhoff EtherCAT Terminals – this means that the ideal distributed peripheral device can be used, whatever the particular application. For extreme climatic zones +60 °C -25 °C The majority of the EtherCAT Box modules are approved for the extended temperature range of -25…+60 °C (storage temperature -40…+85 °C). The EtherCAT Box modules have an integrated direct EtherCAT interface and can be connected directly to an EtherCAT network. EtherCAT topology and system description see page 34 Infrastructure Components in IP 67 see page 589 For further information on EtherCAT see www.beckhoff.com/EtherCAT We reserve the right to make technical changes.
EPxxxx, ERxxxx Housing types EtherCAT Box Industrial and zinc die-cast housing EtherCAT Box 241 13.5 119 126 119 126 143 150 26.5 23 30 53 60 53 60 Technical data 8 x M8, 4 x M12 16 x M8, 8 x M12 7/8“ infeed Dimensions (W x H x D) 30 mm x 126 mm x 26.5 mm 60 mm x 126 mm x 26.5 mm 60 mm x 150 mm x 26.5 mm Weight depending on device (typ. 165 g) depending on device (typ. 250 g) depending on device (typ. 440 g) Material PA6 (polyamide) for EPxxxx or zinc die-cast for ERxxxx Installation 2 fixing holes 3 mm diameter for M3 2 fixing holes 3 mm diameter for M3; 2 fixing holes 4.5 mm diameter for M4 2 fixing holes 3 mm diameter for M3; 2 fixing holes 4.5 mm diameter for M4 Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C Vibration resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6: 5 g Shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-27: 35 g, 11 ms; 1000 shocks per direction, 3 axes EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4 Protect. class/installation pos. IP 65/66/67 (conforms to EN 60529)/variable Bus interface 2 x M8 socket, shielded, screw type Power infeed/feed through Imax = 4 A Imax = 4 A Imax = 16 A We reserve the right to make technical changes.