EK1101

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EK1101 is an EK1xxx series EtherCAT coupler manufactured by Beckhoff. This coupler weighs approx. 105 g, and operates with 100 Mbit/s data transfer rates and 24 V DC power supply.

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EK1101

  • Rated 4.6 (21 total ratings)
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    In-Stock, Ships 3-5 Days
  • Call for Expedited Shipping and Product Condition Options

EK1101 is an EK1xxx series EtherCAT coupler manufactured by Beckhoff. This coupler weighs approx. 105 g, and operates with 100 Mbit/s data transfer rates and 24 V DC power supply.

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Product Description

Beckoff is among the most popular producers of electronic technology for automation applications. With its selection of I/Os, IPC, and motion controllers, the brand has become quickly known as an industry standard for high performance automation applications. Beckhoff Automation has adopted and developed EtherCAT as its standand fieldbus and communication protocols for its products. The EK1101 is an EtherCAT coupler used to connect a Beckhoff I/O station, made by a set of different EtherCAT Terminals, to an external EtherCAT network, to allow the communication with other devices (typically IPCs, PLCs or motion controllers).

The coupler should be connected to the network using the two RJ45 sockets, placed on the left side of the device and to the Beckhoff EtherCAT terminals using the E-bus connection on right end of the module.

The EK1101 module supports the HotConnect EtherCAT procudure, meaning that from a star network topology, some branches can be extended (called HotConnect groups) that can be connected or disconnected even during operation.

On the back of the device there are three rotary switches that are meant to set the ID of the device (that may range from 1 to 65535). The EtherCAT master will read the ID of the device using the process data and, if the master supports HotConnect, the I/O station can be integrated in a dynamic way within the EtherCAT communication and can be placed at any position in the network allowing the operator to easily implement many different topologies. The coupler is also used to provide power to the Terminals connected to the station. The coupler alone is able to provide up to 2000 mA to the station. If the I/Os require more current, additional Power Feed Terminals (e.g: EL9400, EL9401) should be installed in the station.

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EK1101 Technical Specifications

Data Transfer Rates: 100 Mbit/s
Maximum Humidity Allowable: 95%
Network Technology: 100 MBit FastEthernet
Max. Network Connection Length: 300 m between two Extended Distance Couplers
Network Protocol: EtherCAT Device Protocol
Protection Class: IP20
Weight: 105 g
Current Consumption: 70 mA
Electrical Isolation: 500 V
Operating Temperature Range: (-26 to +60 degree centigrade

Frequently Asked Questions about EK1101


Q: What is the primary function of the EK1101?

A: The EK1101 is an EtherCAT coupler designed to connect a Beckhoff I/O station to an external EtherCAT network, facilitating communication with devices like IPCs, PLCs, or motion controllers.

Q: How should the EK1101 be connected to the network and Beckhoff EtherCAT terminals?

A: Connect the EK1101 to the network using the two RJ45 sockets on its left side and to the Beckhoff EtherCAT terminals via the E-bus connection on the right end of the module.

Q: What is the significance of the HotConnect EtherCAT procedure supported by EK1101?

A: With the HotConnect EtherCAT procedure, the EK1101 can integrate branches (HotConnect groups) in a star network topology that can be connected or disconnected even during operation.

Q: How is the ID of the EK1101 set?

A: The ID of the device is set using the three rotary switches on its back, allowing for a range between 1 to 65535.

Q: How much power can the EK1101 provide to the connected terminals?

A: The EK1101 coupler can supply up to 2000 mA to the terminals connected to the station.

Internal Product Review

  • ‘‘The EK1101 EtherCAT coupler efficiently bridges Beckhoff I/O stations to external networks. With its HotConnect support and power provision, it offers versatile and dynamic network integration.’’

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