The ECAT-251x series improve EtherCAT network topology

The ECAT-251x series are EtherCAT junction slave devices that are specifically designed to aid flexible wiring via branch and daisy chain topologies in industrial EtherCAT applications. These EtherCAT junction devices are equipped with a powerful microcontroller that efficiently manages network traffic and up to six Ethernet ports that aids the communication between the EtherCAT master controller and EtherCAT I/O devices.

This series has a communication distance between stations of up 100 metres (100 BASE-Tx) and offers EtherCAT I/O devices multiple connections and communications pathway with the master controller which improves debugging efficiency.