Beckhoff offers in Scientific Automation a uniform platform for measurement and autumation. The toolkit is supplemented with high-precision measuring I/O terminals and subassemblies for energy monitoring. The increasing requirements of high-end measurement technology, with regard to bandwidth and real-time communication, can be met with sufficient performance in reserve using EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet system. The high performance of EtherCAT is also used in the EtherCAT I/O terminals. Due to their low measuring error, the EtherCAT Terminals can also be used for high-end measuring applications. The measuring data acquired are provided with exact time stamps and transported to the Industrial PC. The high resolution ensures that even the minutest deviations can be compensated accurately.
Edited by: Jürgen Wirtz