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Measurement technology integrated into the EtherCAT I/O system

Through a wide range of EtherCAT Terminals with advanced functionality, Beckhoff integrates measurement technology directly into the standard I/O system – delivering high speed, high bandwidth and precise synchronisation capabilities. Modular measuring terminals are available for applications that range from the measurement of temperature, power, current and voltage up to complex mains monitoring or Condition Monitoring. The signals are acquired via electrically isolated channels and sent to the controller for further processing. In order to promote more efficient engineering in these areas, Beckhoff offers numerous time-saving TwinCAT software libraries.



EL3602: High resolution – 2-channel analog input terminal ±10 V, ±5 V, ±2,5 V, ±1.25 V, differential input, 24 bit


EL3632: 2-channel analog input terminal for Condition Monitoring for highly precise vibration analysis (50 kHz)


EL3692: 2-channel resistance measurement terminal with a wide measuring range of 10 mΩ…10 MΩ


EL4712: 2-channel analog output terminal 0…20 mA with high sampling rate of 100.000 samples/s