One Cable Automation: A matching connector for every performance class

The One Cable Automation (OCA) concept is based on a single EtherCAT P cable that integrates communication and power supply and enables end-to-end connection of components, terminal boxes and machine modules. With a uniform design across all sizes, the ECP and ENP connector families for OCA are available for all applications ranging from 24 V DC at the I/O level up to drives with 400 V AC or 630 V AC/850 V DC and 64 A.

The ECP connectors are designed to provide an integrated 24 V DC power supply in the trapezoidal core element according to the EtherCAT P specification, while ENP connectors are designed for EtherCAT/Ethernet applications without integrated 24 V DC power supply. The ENP family can be distinguished from the ECP family through coloured product elements on the housing and the mechanically inverse design of the trapezoidal element.

Sizes B12 to B36 with different numbers of power pins (2- to 6-pin) are available for diverse network configurations and current consumptions of the connected components.

All sizes include a Cat.5-enabled Ethernet element in trapezoidal form. The seamless and integrated 360° shielding of the Ethernet element enables the familiar high EtherCAT performance. The compact design provides installation space to accommodate the power pins and enables a high current carrying capacity and dielectric strength of the power pins. The bayonet fitting ensures fast cabling and installation. A two-stage coding system (visual coding with coloured rings, mechanical coding) prevents mismating. Suitable flanges are available to match the standard housing types for rear, front or square flange assembly.

For applications where pre-assembled cables cannot be used, all connectors are also available as field-configurable versions. The poka-yoke principle ensures that the connector can only be assembled in the correct configuration and reliably prevents installation errors. The colour coding printed on the contact holder and optional pre-configuration of the cable makes connector assembly quick and reliable.

Ordering information  
B12 ECP ECP connector family in size B12, 2-pin,
2 x 0.75 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B12 ENP ENP connector family in size B12, 2-pin,
2 x 0.75 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ECP 3G1.5 ECP connector family in size B17, 3-pin,
3 G 1.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ECP 3G2.5 ECP connector family in size B17, 3-pin,
3 G 2.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ENP 3G1.5 ENP connector family in size B17, 3-pin
3 G 1.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ENP 3G2.5 ENP connector family in size B17, 3-pin
3 G 2.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ENP 4x1.5 ENP connector family in size B17, 4-pin,
4 x 1.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ECP 4x1.5 ECP connector family in size B17, 4-pin,
4 x 1.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ENP 5G1.5 ENP connector family in size B17, 5-pin
5 G 1.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B17 ECP 5G1.5 ECP connector family in size B17, 5-pin
5 G 1.5 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B23 ENP 5G4 ENP connector family in size B23, 5-pin
5 G 4 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)
B23 ECP 5G4 ECP connector family in size B23, 5-pin
5 G 4 mm² + (1 x 4 x AWG22)