Position Measurement Terminals

The Beckhoff EtherCAT Terminals combine the compact form factor and signal variety of the well-known Beckhoff Bus Terminal series with the ultra-high performance of EtherCAT. The system comprises a selection of digital and analogue I/O terminals as well as special sensor interfaces for position measurement, serial communication interfaces and fieldbus gateway terminals. The performance is outstanding: e.g. analog signals can be sampled and communicated with an update rate of 20 kHz - if the master permits such update cycles. The EtherCAT terminal are proven and tested in a variety of pilot applications since 2003.

EL5xxx, ES5xxx | Position Measurement Terminals
These terminal are available with SSI encoder interface (1-, 2-channel variant), incremental encoder interface (32 bit or with differential inputs as 1-, 2-channel variant) as well as SSI monitor terminal and SinCos encoder interface (1-channel each) within a standard housing.

Besides Position Measurement terminals, the Beckhoff EtherCAT terminal variety consists of:

  • Bus Coupler
  • Digital Input
  • Digital Output
  • Analog Inputs
  • Analog OutputsCommunication (Gateways, Switchport, Bridge Terminal)
  • Motion
  • Safety Terminals
  • System Terminals


Position Measurement Terminals


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Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG