CI511-ETHCAT – EtherCAT Bus Module

  • part of ABB AC500 PLC product range
  • 8 DI, 8 DO, 4 AI and 2 AO 
  • fast counter 
  • 32 cam switches 
  • 2ms clamp-to-clamp time (two bus cycles)

Each cam consists of:

  • switch on and switch off action
  • the 32 cams can be mapped to any digital output
  • an output can be mapped to one, several or none cams
  • PLC program can disable or overwrite the cam state
  • mapping is done during configuration

Each cam has the following input values. They can be re-configured on-the-fly, even via web server: 

  • enable Input for the cam
  • first on position (in 1/100 degree of a rotation)
  • last on position (in 1/100 degree of a rotation)
  • dynamically adjustable compensation value related to speed
  • preferred configuration tool is ABB's engineering suite ABB Ability™Automation Builder

System technique

  • works with ABB's PLCopen motion control library PS552-MC or PS5611-MC
  • ABB pre-wiring technology by terminal unit TU507-ETH or TU508-ETH
  • two daisy-chain RJ45 connectors for comfortable Ethernet wiring
  • max. 200 CI511-ETHCAT can be connected to a single CM579-ETHCAT master communication module