IoT Bus Coupler EK9160
Power LEDs
Input for
power contacts
Power contacts
Front flap
Address selector

EK9160 | IoT Bus Coupler

Microsoft Azure CertifiedThe EK9160 Coupler provides direct connectivity for EtherCAT I/Os to the Internet of Things (IoT) without the need for a control program. It converts the E-bus signal representation to different IoT communication protocols and enables in this way the simple and standardised integration of I/O data into cloud-based communication and data services. Neither a controller nor prior programming is necessary. The I/O data transmission can be parameterised in a user-friendly configuration dialog of the integrated web server providing access via any browser. The required cloud services and security functions (authentication, encryption, etc.) can also be conveniently configured using a browser. Following parameterisation, the coupler autonomously transmits the digital or analog I/O values to the cloud service, including timestamp. To safeguard against data loss in the event of network failures, a local buffer is available for the transmitted I/O data.

Technical data EK9160
Task within EtherCAT system coupling of standard digital and analog EtherCAT Terminals to the IoT world
Protocol MQTT, AMQP (in preparation)
Data transfer rates 100 Mbaud
Configuration via integrated web server
Bus interface 2 x RJ45 (switched)
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Input current 150 mA + (total E-bus current)/4
Current supply E-bus 2000 mA
Power contacts 24 V DC max./10 A max.
Electrical isolation 500 V (power contact/supply voltage/Ethernet)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 71 mm x 100 mm x 73 mm
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/see documentation
Product announcement
estimated market release 4th quarter 2017