Beckhoff

Beckhoff and NZ Controls

As a leading global heavyweight in the Electrical and automation worlds, Beckhoff provide NZ Controls with physical hardware and cloud software solutions for a full vertical and horizontal integrated smart solution for the industrial manufacturing sectors and beyond. These technologies, when integrated to your business correctly, help you become more efficient, reduce costs, and meet your sustainability goals.

EtherCAT – the Ethernet Fieldbus

Selecting the communication technology is important: it determines whether the control performance will reach the field and which devices can be used. EtherCAT, the Industrial Ethernet technology invented by Beckhoff, makes machines and systems faster, simpler and more cost-effective. EtherCAT is regarded as the “Ethernet fieldbus” because it combines the advantages of Ethernet with the simplicity of classic fieldbus systems and avoids the complexity of IT technologies. The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), founded in 2003, makes it accessible to everyone. With over 7,000 member companies from 72 countries (as of March 2023), the ETG is the world’s largest fieldbus user organization.

EtherCAT is an international IEC standard that not only stands for openness, but also for stability: until today, the specifications have never been changed, but only extended compatibility. This means that current devices can be used in existing systems without any problems and without having to consider different versions. The extensions include Safety over EtherCAT for machine and personnel safety in the same network, and EtherCAT P for communication and supply voltage (2 x 24 V) on the same 4-wire cable. And also EtherCAT G/G10, which introduces higher transfer rates, while the existing EtherCAT equipment variety is integrated via the so called branch concept: even here there is no technology break.

EtherCAT Terminals

The EtherCAT Terminal System provides a comprehensive range of products for all signals in the world of automation.

EtherCAT Box

EtherCAT high-performance directly in the field: Beckhoff offers an I/O system in IP67 with the EtherCAT Box modules.

EtherCAT Plug-in Modules

The EtherCAT plug-in modules reduce the wiring work and system installation time with standard machines.

EtherCAT Development Products

With the EtherCAT development products a simple and cost-effective integration of the technology into own products is possible.

PS2000 with EtherCAT

Single and 3-phase DIN rail power supply units in compact design, can be used for the most common applications.

EtherCAT and Fieldbus Cables

The EtherCAT and Fieldbus cables ensure reliable data transmission and are optimised for industrial applications and harsh environments.

EtherCAT MX-System

Our MX-System combines all technological innovations in automation technology in an IP67-capable modular system.

EtherCAT Terminals

The EtherCAT Terminal System provides a comprehensive range of products for all signals in the world of automation.

EtherCAT Box

EtherCAT high-performance directly in the field: Beckhoff offers an I/O system in IP67 with the EtherCAT Box modules.

EtherCAT Plug-in Modules

The EtherCAT plug-in modules reduce the wiring work and system installation time with standard machines.

EtherCAT Development Products

With the EtherCAT development products a simple and cost-effective integration of the technology into own products is possible.

PS2000 with EtherCAT

Single and 3-phase DIN rail power supply units in compact design, can be used for the most common applications.

EtherCAT and Fieldbus Cables

The EtherCAT and Fieldbus cables ensure reliable data transmission and are optimised for industrial applications and harsh environments.

MX-System

Our MX-System combines all technological innovations in automation technology in an IP67-capable modular system.

Contact

AUCKLAND

952 Great South Road
Penrose
Auckland
New Zealand

TAURANGA

1/20 Owens Place
Mt Maunganui
Tauranga
New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH

021 758 798