The IP67 EtherCAT Box modules have a direct EtherCAT interface, i.e., each box has an EtherCAT input and output, so that the high performance is maintained right down to each module. Industrial housings in compact, fully encapsulated design allow the use in harsh environments. Housings made of stainless steel and die-cast zinc enable application under particularly demanding conditions, such as those found in process technology applications or the food industry. For direct use on the machine, the modules offer very high shock and vibration resistance and combine an extended temperature range with a high IP protection rating. No additional terminal boxes or other protective measures are required.
The devices of the EtherCAT P Box series combine communication signals and power supply on a 4-wire standard Ethernet cable. The wiring effort is reduced by 50 %.
With a wide range of signal variants, including digital and analog I/Os, temperature detection, position measurement and compact drive technology, the EtherCAT Box modules open up numerous application areas in the IP67 world. Thanks to the infrastructure components such as junction or power modules and the comprehensive range of accessories, EtherCAT Box modules enable consistent and cost-effective configuration of decentralized, modular automation solutions.