Beckhoff Automation's EL7201-0010 servo terminal will enable a more convenient method of integrating servo axes

Beckhoff Automation's EL7201-0010 servo terminal is designed to support One Cable Technology (OCT), combining power and feedback signals into one cable. The EL7201 series servo terminals from the Beckhoff EtherCAT I/O system are built to integrate a complete servo amplifier for motors up to 200 W in a compact High Density (HD) terminal housing measuring just 12 mm wide. In addition to the complete integration of the EL7201-0010 into a standard control system, One Cable Technology-equipped motors are constructed to reduce wiring costs and keep commissioning costs to a minimum.

OCT is also available as an option on the Beckhoff AM8000 servomotor series instead of the traditional resolver interface. The EL7201-0010 servo terminal is built to support the direct connection of new Beckhoff servomotors: AM8121 (0.5 Nm), AM8122 (0.8 Nm) and AM8131 (1.13 Nm). In these motors, the power and feedback signals are combined in one standard motor cable according to OCT.

The servo terminal is engineered to extend the modular and compact drive system from Beckhoff further with more scalable options. In addition to solutions for stepper and DC motors, the servo terminals are designed for highly dynamic servo positioning tasks due to integrated, fast control technology.

Together with the new servomotors from the Beckhoff AM8100 series, Beckhoff Automation says that the EL7201-0010 servo terminal will enable a faster, less expensive and more convenient method of integrating servo axes while still offering the highest levels of performance.

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