EtherCAT/Ethernet Switchport TerminalsThe Ethernet switchport terminal is used for the decentralised connection of Ethernet devices to the EtherCAT Terminal network. It relays the frames received from the ports to the destination ports. In full duplex mode, it thus enables collision-free communication of the connected devices with each other. Furthermore, the Ethernet communication of the connected devices is relayed to the EtherCAT system fully transparent and collision-free (uplink function). The switchport terminal can be installed at any location within the EtherCAT strand. No configuration is required.
Further benefits underline the particular suitability for the application in industrial environments:
- compact design in EtherCAT terminal housing
- 10/100 Mbaud, half or full duplex, with automatic baud rate detection
- support for network variables
Both 1-port (EL6601) or 4-port (EL6614) version of the Ethernet switchport terminal is available.
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG