BK1250 compact I/O coupler
Acts as a bridge between the company’s original Bus Terminal I/O line and high-speed EtherCAT Terminals
BK1250 “Compact” Coupler from Beckhoff Automation acts as a bridge between the company’s original Bus Terminal I/O line and high-speed EtherCAT Terminals for optimum interoperability. This “Bus Coupler in a Bus Terminal housing” converts EtherCAT’s E-bus signal so that data can also be passed over original Beckhoff I/O terminals (K-bus) on the same I/O node. The combined 300+ terminal variants within the Bus Terminal and EtherCAT I/O systems can be integrated cost-effectively, without having to separate I/O types on different nodes. EtherCAT Terminals are specially designed for the highest Industrial Ethernet performance and most flexible topology options. An approved IEC specification, EtherCAT technology is open by design.
–Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor, Control Engineering Products
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