Servo terminal IO provides power, feedback signals

Beckhoff Automation's EL7201-0010 servo terminal supports One Cable Technology (OCT) and has an EtherCAT I/O system integrate a complete servo amplifier for motors.


Beckhoff Automation's EL7201-0010 servo terminal supports One Cable Technology (OCT) and has an EtherCAT I/O system integrate a complete servo amplifier for motors. Courtesy: Beckhoff AutomationBeckhoff Automation's EL7201-0010 servo terminal supports One Cable Technology (OCT), which combines power and feedback signals into one streamlined cable. The EL7201 series servo terminals from the Beckhoff EtherCAT I/O system integrate a complete servo amplifier for motors up to 200 W in a compact High Density (HD) terminal housing measuring just 12 mm wide. In addition to the complete integration of the EL7201-0010 into a standard control system, One Cable Technology-equipped motors reduce wiring costs and keep commissioning costs to a minimum.

OCT is also available as an option on the Beckhoff AM8000 servomotor series instead of the traditional resolver interface. The servo terminal extends the modular and compact drive system even further with more scalable options. In addition to solutions for stepper and DC motors, the servo terminals are designed for highly dynamic servo positioning tasks due to integrated, fast control technology.

It also has full integration of the EtherCAT industrial Ethernet system. In addition to motion control improvements, the user benefits from further EtherCAT advantages, such as short cycle times, low jitter and simple diagnostics. The monitoring of numerous parameters, such as overvoltage and undervoltage, overcurrent, terminal temperature or motor load via the calculation of an I²T model allows for continued operational reliability.

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