Development steps of the 12 mm Beckhoff Bus Terminals

Development steps of the 12 mm Beckhoff Bus Terminals

The I/O system has been continuously expanded since the introduction of the Beckhoff Bus Terminals in 1996. For a long time, the physical limitation to 8 channels of a 12 mm terminal block was considered to be the measure of all things. With the development of the standard housing, the number of channels has now been doubled at once.

1996

Introduction of Bus Terminals as 2- and 4-channel terminals

Introduction of Bus Terminals as 2- and 4-channel terminals

2001

8-channel digital I/O Bus Terminals

8-channel digital I/O Bus Terminals

2003

Introduction of EtherCAT Terminals in 2-, 4- and 8-channel versions

Introduction of EtherCAT Terminals in 2-, 4- and 8-channel versions

2004

8-channel analog I/Os for EtherCAT and Bus Terminals

8-channel analog I/Os for EtherCAT and Bus Terminals

2009

16-channel digital I/Os for EtherCAT and Bus Terminals

16-channel digital I/Os for EtherCAT and Bus Terminals

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Products

Product overview 16-channel terminals

Product overview 16-channel terminals: The new HD Bus Terminals with 16 connection points are available both for the Bus Terminal system and for the EtherCAT Terminal system.