The BK9103 Profinet Bus Coupler lets you connect to more than 200 different Beckhoff I/O terminal types. The coupler integrates the modular I/O system as a slave in a PROFINET network. It features an integrated 2-port Ethernet Switch for flexible topology configuration.
The coupler supports PROFINET RT. It is addressed via a DIP switch, so no memory card is required for storing the address name or additional configuration software.
Also, Beckhoff Automation has introduced eXtreme Fast Control (XFC) technology. Compared with current PC-based controllers, XFC improves execution performance by a factor of 10 and enables cycle times of 100 microseconds (µs) without having to give up central intelligence and the associated high-performance algorithms.
XFC also improves temporal accuracy and enhances resolution. Measuring tasks or part quality documentation can be integrated in the machine control without additional, special devices. This technology is compatible with existing automation systems so that standard tasks, high speed control, and measurements can be processed in parallel on the same hardware and software platform.
An XFC system includes an advanced Industrial PC, fast I/O terminals with extended real-time characteristics, and the high-speed Ethernet fieldbus, EtherCAT and TwinCAT automation software.
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