The EtherCAT Fieldbus Coupler connects EtherCAT to the modular WAGO I/O System.
The fieldbus coupler detects all connected I/O modules and creates a local process image. This process image may include a mixed arrangement of analog (word-by-word data transfer) and digital (bit-by-bit data transfer) modules.
The upper EtherCAT interface connects the coupler to the network. The lower RJ-45 socket may connect additional EtherCAT devices to the same line.
EtherCAT* (Ethernet Control Automation Technology) is a real-time ETHERNET solution designed for industrial automation applications and characterized by high performance, flexible topology and simple configuration. With EtherCAT, the costly ETHERNET star topology can be replaced with a simple line or tree structure.