EtherCAT Fieldbus

Description

Design Features

  • EtherCAT interface for I/O
  • Master configuration
  • I/O addresses are automatically mapped as Tags in the controller for use by all modules (Operator Interface, Motion Program, and Scope tools)
  • PCI form factor
  • Two RJ45 connectors
  • Set up with Sycon.net or Beckhoff configuration tool

EtherCAT I/O is tightly integrated into the A3200 automation machine controller. Devices are configured with the card setup tool that generates the Fieldbus network topology definition. The user can then map the I/O with meaningful tag names that are available for use in the AeroBasic™ programming language directly, as well as in any of the applications such as the Scope or Motion Composer.

All EtherCAT I/O is easily mapped to the input and output memory. Programmers can map the I/O points to Tags that are shared with all parts of the system logic, motion, Operator Interface, or Scope tools. In the Scope tools, the Tags can be plotted alongside other I/O including drive I/O, motion states (position, velocity, acceleration, or motor currents), or other tags. The shared Tags are available in all of the programming languages automatically by name. Programming languages include AeroBasic™, LabVIEW®, C, or .NET. EtherCAT provides a standard interface into the full A3200 machine controller.

Specifications

EtherCAT Specifications

EtherCATMaster
Max Slaves

200

Cyclic Data (max)

11520 bytes

Acyclic Data (max)

SDO Master/Slave
SDO Slave/Slave

Cable Length

100 meters

Data Transfer Rates

100 Mbits/s

Hardware Diagnosis

Three LEDs per card

Dimensions

120 mm x 86 mm x 18.5 mm (L x W x H)

Operating Temperature

-20 to 55°C

Ordering Information

EtherCAT Hardware Ordering Information

Options Description
-Hilscher-RJ45 Hilscher-RJ45 is a PCI card used for fieldbus connectivity; specific fieldbus configuration is determined by the controller options ordered with the software. Currently supports EtherCAT and PROFINET.

EtherCAT I/O Ordering Information

Options Description
ECAT-EK1100 EtherCAT bus coupler. Connects E-Bus I/O modules to the EtherCAT network. 24VDC input power. An ECAT-EL9011 module is required to terminate the ECAT-EK1100 E-Bus.  
Note: Requires 24 VDC power supply.
Note: All the I/O and power supplies listed below connect to the ECAT-EK1100 and communicate with it through E-Bus.
ECAT-EL9505 E-Bus Power supply. Converts E-bus 24 VDC power to 5 VDC.  0.5 A output current and 90 mA E-bus current consumption. All modules placed to the right of the ECAT-EL95xx will operate at the specified voltage. Additional ECAT-EL95xx modules can be added to support multiple voltages. The 24 VDC input voltage and the output voltage are not electrically isolated.
ECAT-EL9508 E-Bus Power supply. Converts E-bus 24 VDC power to 8 VDC.  0.5A output current and 90 mA E-bus current consumption. All modules placed to the right of the ECAT-EL95xx will operate at the specified voltage. Additional ECAT-EL95xx modules can be added to support multiple voltages. The 24 VDC input voltage and the output voltage are not electrically isolated.
ECAT-EL9510 E-Bus Power supply. Converts E-bus 24 VDC power to 10 VDC.  0.5 A output current and 90 mA E-bus current consumption. All modules placed to the right of the ECAT-EL95xx will operate at the specified voltage. Additional ECAT-EL95xx modules can be added to support multiple voltages. The 24 VDC input voltage and the output voltage are not electrically isolated.
ECAT-EL9512 E-Bus Power supply. Converts E-bus 24 VDC power to 12 VDC.  0.5 A output current and 90 mA E-bus current consumption. All modules placed to the right of the ECAT-EL95xx will operate at the specified voltage. Additional ECAT-EL95xx modules can be added to support multiple voltages. The 24 VDC input voltage and the output voltage are not electrically isolated.
ECAT-EL9515 E-Bus Power supply. Converts E-bus 24 VDC power to 15 VDC.  0.5 A output current and 90 mA E-bus current consumption. All modules placed to the right of the ECAT-EL95xx will operate at the specified voltage. Additional ECAT-EL95xx modules can be added to support multiple voltages. The 24 VDC input voltage and the output voltage are not electrically isolated.
ECAT-EL1018 E-bus 8 channel 24 VDC digital input terminal, 10 micro-second filter, E-Bus. Single wire connection per input (input "on" with voltage applied).
ECAT-EL2008 E-Bus 8 channel digital output terminal, 24 VDC, 0.5 A per channel, E-Bus. Single wire connection per output.
ECAT-EL3068 E Bus 8 channel analog input terminal, 0-10 V, single ended, 12 bit resolution, >130 k-ohm input resistance, 1 kHz input filter, E-Bus.
ECAT-EL4008 E Bus 8 channel analog output terminal, 0-10 V, single ended, 12 bit resolution, E-Bus.
ECAT-EL9011 E-Bus termination module. One termination module required for each ECAT-EK1100 bus coupler I/O assembly.

*Requires -ETHERCAT controller option in the Automation 3200.