EJ-series EtherCAT plug-in I/O modules from Beckhoff Automation provide a wiring solution for machines built in large and medium-sized production runs. With new EJ7xxx motion modules, space-saving compact drive technology from Beckhoff is integrated into a plug-in module concept, enabling compact I/O and motion solutions that match customer requirements, according to the company. These include modules for servo, stepper, and DC motor types.
EJ-series plug-in modules from Beckhoff simplify implementing a platform concept for large-volume production runs without sacrificing customization capabilities, according to Beckhoff. The modules, with electronics based on the EtherCAT I/O system, are directly inserted into an application-specific signal distribution board that transmits signals and power to the individual connectors. Connections via pre-configured cable harnesses replace the expensive installation of individual wires, reducing per-unit costs and minimizing the risk of faulty wiring because the EJ components are clearly coded.