Dewesoft provides an array of EtherCAT accessories for interconnection, power, and syncronisation between Dewesoft EtherCAT data acquisition systems. EtherCAT power injectors, sync junctions, and repeaters are indespensible tools for distributed EtherCAT data acquisition systems. The accessories follow the same rugged design and offer IP67 degree of envioronmental protection.
For EtherCAT Data Acquisition and Control Systems
Power Injector For the EtherCAT Measurement Chain
EtherCAT data acquisition devices can be easily distributed using a single cable for power, data, and synchronization. Each cable can span up to 100 meters between DAQ nodes.
Since every DAQ device in the EtherCAT measurement chain consumes power and some power is lost due to the resistance of the cables we need to inject an additional power supply if the measurement chain consists of many data acquisition devices.
ECAT power injector product is used to inject additional power into the EtherCAT measurement chain. It is simply connected to the EtherCAT chain as any other EtherCAT DAQ module. ECAT power injector will inject and supply fresh power for all the DAQ nodes connecter after it.
EtherCAT Power Junction
EtherCAT Synchronisation Junction
EtherCAT GPS Synchronisation Junction
ECAT GPS junction device is used similarly as ECAT sync junction for synchronization between USB and EtherCAT based data acquisition devices using GPS as a synchronisation time source.
ECAT GPS junction has a built-in 10 Hz GPS receiver and connector for connecting GPS or IRIG-B-DC time code signal. The devices are synchronized using this time code.
The built-in GPS receiver can also be used for recording positioning, just like with any other navigational device.
The EtherCAT Repeater is used for the extension of EtherCAT hybrid cables allowing maximum connection of two 50 meters long cables. It increases connection stability for distributed EtherCAT systems with distances between measurement units larger than 50 meters.
EtherCAT Repeater is a rugged inline device with an IP67 rating and corresponds to the MIL-STD-810D standard. Lemo 1T Series 8-pin male connector on IN port and a female connector on OUT port. Pinout corresponds to the standard KRYPTON DAQ devices.
An example of EtherCAT Repeater usage can be the railway application, where measuring devices are distributed throughout the chain of railroad cars.
DS-HUBe7 is EtherCAT HUB for up to 7 EtherCAT devices. The hub uses Beckhoff CU1128 EtherCAT junction.
DS-HUBe7 features the same chassis form factor as the SIRIUS modular line of DAQ systems.
The front panel includes eight standard 8-pin LEMO connectors, familiar from the SIRIUS EtherCAT and KRYPTON line of instruments. The first connector is used for EtherCAT input (IN) and the other 7 connectors for the EtherCAT output (OUT).
The back panel includes two standard 2-pin LEMO connectors for the power supply - PWR-IN and PWR-OUT. PWR IN and PWR OUT are internally shortened. Input voltage for POWER SUPPLY is 9-36 V DC.
DS-HUBe7 is a useful accessory for large systems with parallel EtherCAT chains.