PROFIBUS Bus Terminal Controller BC3100
Power LEDs
K-bus
Bus Coupler
supply
Input for
power contacts
Power contacts
Fieldbus connection
Address selector
Configuration and
programming interface
Address selector

BC3100 | PROFIBUS Bus Terminal Controller

The BC3100 Bus Terminal Controller is a Bus Coupler with integrated PLC functionality and has a fieldbus interface for PROFIBUS. It is an intelligent slave and can be used as distributed intelligence in the PROFIBUS system. In the BC3100, one unit consists of the controller, between 1 and 64 terminals, and a bus end terminal.

The PROFIBUS controller offers automatic baud rate detection up to 12 Mbaud and two address selection switches for address assignment.

The Bus Terminal Controller is programmed using the TwinCAT programming system according to IEC 61131-3. The configuration/programming interface of the BC3100 is used to load the PLC program. If the software PLC TwinCAT is in use, the PLC program can also be loaded via the fieldbus. The inputs and outputs of the connected Bus Terminals are assigned in the default setting of the PLC. Each Bus Terminal can be configured in such a way that it exchanges data directly through the fieldbus with the higher-level automation device. Similarly, pre-processed data can be exchanged between the Bus Terminal Controller and the higher-level controller via the fieldbus.

Controller for distributed signal processing

The programming system TwinCAT for the BC3100 and BC3150 operates, independently of the manufacturer, in accordance with IEC 61131-3. The PLC programs can be written in five different programming languages (IL, FBD, LD, SFC, ST). In addition, TwinCAT offers extensive debug functionalities (breakpoint, single step, monitoring, …), which facilitate commissioning. It is also possible to perform adjustment and measurement of the cycle time.

PLC data PROFIBUS | BC3100
Programming TwinCAT (via programming interface or fieldbus)
Program memory 32/96 kbytes
Data memory 32/64 kbytes
Remanent data 512 bytes
Runtime system 1 PLC task
PLC cycle time approx. 3 ms for 1,000 instructions (without I/O cycle, K-bus)
Programming languages IEC 61131-3 (IL, LD, FBD, SFC, ST)
Online change
Technical data BC3100
Number of Bus Terminals 64
Max. number of bytes fieldbus 128 byte input and 128 byte output
Max. number of bytes process image 512 byte input and 512 byte output
Digital peripheral signals 512 inputs/outputs
Analog peripheral signals 128 inputs/outputs
Configuration possibility via KS2000 or fieldbus
Data transfer rates automatic detection up to 12 Mbaud
Bus interface 1 x D-sub socket, 9-pin
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Input current 70 mA + (total K-bus current)/4, 500 mA max.
Starting current 2.5 x continuous current
Current supply K-bus 1750 mA
Power contacts 24 V DC max./10 A max.
Electrical isolation 500 V (power contact/supply voltage)
Weight approx. 170 g
Operating/storage temperature 0…+55 °C/-25…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/variable
Approvals CE, UL, Ex, GL
Accessories  
KS2000 configuration software for extended parameterisation
TX1200 programming system conforms to IEC 61131-3
Cordsets cordsets and connectors
FC310x PC Fieldbus Cards with PCI interface
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System  
PROFIBUS For further PROFIBUS products please see the system overview