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Short description
Bus controller EtherCAT
General information
Inputs/Outputs 16 digital channels, configurable as inputs or outputs using Automation Studio or data point, inputs with additional functions
Isolation voltage between channel and bus 500 Veff
Nominal voltage 24 VDC
B&R ID code
Bus controller 0xACF8
Internal I/O module 0xB402
Sensor/Actuator power supply 0.5 A summation current
Status indicators I/O function for each channel, supply voltage, bus function
Diagnostics
Outputs Yes, using status LED and software
I/O power supply Yes, using status LED and software
Connection type
Fieldbus M12, D-keyed
X2X Link M12, B-keyed
Inputs/Outputs 8x M12, A-keyed
I/O power supply M8, 4-pin
Power output 15 W X2X Link supply for I/O modules
Power consumption
Fieldbus 2.5 W
Internal I/O 0.5 W
X2X Link power supply 15% of the power output for X2X Link
Additional power dissipation caused by actuators (resistive) [W] 0.6
Certifications
CE Yes
KC Yes
EAC Yes
UL cULus E115267
Industrial control equipment
HazLoc cCSAus 244665
Process control equipment
for hazardous locations
Class I, Division 2, Groups ABCD, T5
ATEX Zone 2, II 3G Ex nA IIA T5 Gc
IP67, Ta = 0 - Max. 60°C
TÜV 05 ATEX 7201X
Interfaces
Fieldbus EtherCAT slave
Variant M12 interface (female) 2x on the module
Line length Max. 100 m between 2 stations (segment length)
Transfer rate 100 Mbit/s
Transfer
Physical layer 100BASE-TX
Half-duplex Yes
Full-duplex Yes
Autonegotiation Yes
Auto-MDI/MDIX Yes
Hub propagation delay 750 ns
Min. cycle time
Fieldbus 200 μs
X2X Link 200 μs
Synchronization between bus systems possible Yes
I/O power supply
Nominal voltage 24 VDC
Voltage range 18 to 30 VDC
Integrated protection Reverse polarity protection
Power consumption
Sensor/Actuator power supply Max. 12 W
Sensor/Actuator power supply
Voltage I/O power supply minus voltage drop for short circuit protection
Voltage drop for short-circuit protection at 0.5 A Max. 2 VDC
Summation current Max. 0.5 A
Short-circuit proof Yes
Digital inputs
Input characteristics per EN 61131-2 Type 1
Input voltage 18 to 30 VDC
Input current at 24 VDC Typ. 4 mA
Input circuit Sink
Input filter
Hardware ≤10 μs (channels 1 to 4) / ≤70 µs (channels 5 to 16)
Software Default 0 ms, configurable between 0 and 25 ms in 0.2 ms intervals
Input resistance Typ. 6 kΩ
Additional functions 50 kHz event counting, gate measurement
Switching threshold
Low <5 VDC
High >15 VDC
Event counters
Quantity 2
Signal form Square wave pulse
Evaluation Each falling edge, cyclic counter
Input frequency Max. 50 kHz
Counter 1 Input 1
Counter 2 Input 3
Counter frequency Max. 50 kHz
Counter size 16-bit
Gate measurement
Quantity 1
Signal form Square wave pulse
Evaluation Rising edge - Falling edge
Counter frequency
Internal 48 MHz, 3 MHz, 187.5 kHz
Counter size 16-bit
Length of pause between pulses ≥100 µs
Pulse length ≥20 µs
Supported inputs Input 2 or input 4
Digital outputs
Variant FET positive switching
Switching voltage I/O power supply minus residual voltage
Nominal output current 0.5 A
Total nominal current 8 A
Output circuit Source
Output protection Thermal cutoff on overcurrent or short circuit, integrated protection for switching inductances, reverse polarity protection for output power supply
Diagnostic status Output monitoring with 10 ms delay
Leakage current when switched off 5 µA
Switching on after overload shutdown Approx. 10 ms (depends on the module temperature)
RDS(on) 150 mΩ
Residual voltage <0.15 V at 0.5 A nominal current
Peak short-circuit current <12 A
Switching delay
0 → 1 <400 µs
1 → 0 <400 µs
Switching frequency
Resistive load Max. 100 Hz
Inductive load See section "Switching inductive loads"
Braking voltage when switching off inductive loads 50 VDC
Electrical properties
Electrical isolation
Bus isolated from EtherCAT and channel

Channel not isolated from channel
Operating conditions
Mounting orientation
Any Yes
Installation elevation above sea level
0 to 2000 m No limitation
>2000 m Reduction of ambient temperature by 0.5°C per 100 m
Degree of protection per EN 60529 IP67
Ambient conditions
Temperature
Operation -25 to 60°C
Derating -
Storage -40 to 85°C
Transport -40 to 85°C
Mechanical properties
Dimensions
Width 53 mm
Height 155 mm
Depth 42 mm
Weight 370 g
Torque for connections
M8 Max. 0.4 Nm
M12 Max. 0.6 Nm
Material number:
X67BCG321.L12
Description:
  • Fieldbus: EtherCAT
  • 16 digital channels, configurable as inputs or outputs
  • Auto-configuration of I/O modules
  • I/O configuration and firmware update via the fieldbus (FoE)
  • Integrated connection to local expansion via X2X Link for 250 additional modules
  • Full support of the modular slice concept via CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT)
  • Configurable I/O cycle (0.2 to 4 ms)
  • Synchronization between the fieldbus and X2X Link

EtherCAT is an Ethernet-based fieldbus developed by Beckhoff. This protocol is suitable for both hard and soft real-time requirements in automation technology. In addition to a ring structure, which becomes logically necessary because of the summation frame telegram used, the EtherCAT technology also physically supports topologies such as line, tree, star (limited) and combinations of these topologies. B&R's X20BC80G3 (expandable bus controller module) and X20HB88G0 (standalone junction base module) are available for implementing these topologies.

EtherCAT slave devices take the data designated for them from a telegram as it is passing through the device. Input data is also added to the telegram as it is passing through. The bus controller allows X2X Link I/O modules to be coupled to EtherCAT and operated on any EtherCAT master system. A transition between IP20 and IP67 protection outside of the control cabinet is possible by arranging X20, X67 or XV modules one after the other as needed at distances up to 100 m.

Master systems without FoE (File access over EtherCAT) support require an appropriate configuration tool to transfer the configuration (optional).

Only the standard function model (see the respective module description) is supported when the bus controller is used together with multi-function modules it has automatically configured itself.

All other function models are supported when configured accordingly in Automation Studio V4.3 or later.

Automation Studio can be downloaded at no cost from the B&R website www.br-automation.com. The evaluation license is permitted to be used to create complete configurations for fieldbus bus controllers at no cost.

Automation Studio HW Upgrades Version (Date) Download
V4.3 HW Upgrade (X67BCG321.L12) EXE / 2 MB
Certificates Version (Date) Download
244665 CSA HazLoc Certificate of Compliance X20, X67 PDF / 56 KB
E115267 UL CoC X67 PDF / 84 KB
TÜV 05 ATEX 7201 X PDF / 129 KB
Documentation Version (Date) Download
Datasheet X67BCG321.L12 PDF / 685 KB
EtherCAT Bus Controller User's Manual PDF / 2 MB
X67 System User´s Manual PDF / 19 MB
E-CAD (Electro or EPLAN Templates) Version (Date) Download
X67 EPLAN P8 EXE / 85 MB
X67 EPLAN P8 from V2.4 EXE / 105 MB
Fieldbus equipment description files Version (Date) Download
X67BCG321.L12 ESI File ZIP / 3 KB
M-CAD (Mechan. Templates) Version (Date) Download
STEP File X67BCx321.L12 ZIP / 1 MB

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