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Minimised cabling and assembly costs at the field level

19 July 2016

With EtherCAT P, Beckhoff combines ultra-fast EtherCAT communication and power supply (2 x 24 V DC/3A) in a standard four-wire Ethernet cable. It enables direct power supply for both EtherCAT P slaves and the connected sensors and actuators in such a way that separate power lines can be eliminated, considerably simplifying system cabling. 

The IP 67-rated I/O range available for EtherCAT P minimises wiring requirements and facilitates the flexible, decentralised data acquisition of all I/O signals in a machine or system. It is based on the solution EtherCAT P, which integrates proven EtherCAT technology with a power supply for connected devices.

EtherCAT P offers an ideal sensor, actuator and measurement bus, providing advantages for connecting small remote I/O stations in terminal boxes and for decentralised I/O components located throughout the actual process.

EtherCAT P benefits
EtherCAT P – which is now fully supported by the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) – reduces material costs for machinery, time and cost of installation as well as the frequency of errors in the installation process. In the machine itself it also minimises the installation space required for drag chains, cable trays and control cabinets. The entire automation process benefits from the reduced size of sensors or actuators, made possible by the new EtherCAT P cables. Overall, equipment manufacturers now have considerably more freedom when designing their machinery and more leverage to reduce machine footprint.


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