Beckhoff Automation EtherCAT terminals for Ex Zone 0 field devices
ELX series EtherCAT terminals, with intrinsically safe inputs and outputs and a compact design, enable direct connection of field devices located in hazardous areas—classified Zones 0, 1 and 2. The I/O terminals have either 12-mm housings with up to four intrinsically safe inputs or 24-mm housings with up to eight similar inputs. The slim terminals reduce space requirements in control cabinets by up to 50 percent. With these terminals, users with explosion protection requirements can benefit from time stamp functionality, which ensures high measurement accuracy and precise synchronization, even in widely distributed process applications.