Extending the company’s “Compact” series bus couplers the BK9055 from Beckhoff couples EtherNet/IP with the company’s modular bus terminal system, which offers over 400 different signal types. Featuring a slim housing and a cost-optimized design, it allows an inexpensive connection between the company’s I/O system and EtherNet/IP networks. The BK9055 is software-compatible with the BK9105 EtherNet/IP bus coupler, which includes a second RJ 45 port (2-channel switch). Therefore, the I/O stations can be configured with a line topology, instead of the classic star topology. For use in industrial Ethernet systems, the “Compact” bus couplers are also available for PROFINET (BK9053) and Ethernet (BK9050). In addition to Ethernet TCP/IP, the BK9050 also supports Modbus TCP as well as cyclic data exchange in accordance with the EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP).
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz