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Narrow bus couplers for compact I/O stations

08 October 2017

The modular Inline I/O system product range from Phoenix Contact has now been extended with two new bus couplers.

The IL EC BK-PAC bus coupler connects the Inline I/O system to an EtherCAT controller. 

The bus coupler designed as an EtherCAT slave supports the CoE and FSoE mailbox protocols. The entire I/O station is mapped as a modular EtherCAT device using the Modular Device Profile (MDP) via the bus coupler. A corresponding ESI file is available for integrating the Inline station into the programming system.

The IL CO BK-XC-PAC bus coupler for CANopen is designed as an XC variant and can be used in adverse ambient conditions. For distributed safety solutions, both bus couplers can be combined with safety-related terminal blocks featuring SafetyBridge Technology. Due to the overall width of just 40mm, compact I/O stations can be easily implemented using this new generation of bus couplers. 

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