Communications & Networks
Beckhoff EL922x EtherCAT I/O provides system-integrated overcurrent protection
February 18, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 17, 2018 – Beckhoff has announced the EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to help safeguard 24VDC 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 aims to meet the most diverse requirements and enable transparent system monitoring, says the company. The EL922x Terminal series for overcurrent protection 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 with an LED button; and 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.