KL4112 - Dual Channel Analog Output Terminal, 0 to 20 mA, 16 Bit

Beckhoff Identification Code (BIC)

The Beckhoff Identification Code (BIC) is increasingly being applied to Beckhoff products to uniquely identify the product. The BIC is represented as a Data Matrix Code (DMC, code scheme ECC200), the content is based on the ANSI standard MH10.8.2-2016.

 
BIC as data matrix code (DMC, code scheme ECC200)
 

The BIC will be introduced step by step across all product groups.

Depending on the product, it can be found in the following places:

on the packaging unit
directly on the product (if space suffices)
on the packaging unit and the product

The BIC is machine-readable and contains information that can also be used by the customer for handling and product management.

Each piece of information can be uniquely identified using the so-called data identifier (ANSI MH10.8.2-2016). The data identifier is followed by a character string. Both together have a maximum length according to the table below. If the information is shorter, spaces are added to it. The data under positions 1 to 4 are always available.

The following information is contained:

 
Item no.
Type of
information
Explanation
Data
identifier
Number of digits incl. data identifier
Example
1
Beckhoff order number
Beckhoff order number
1P
8
1P072222
2
Beckhoff Traceability Number (BTN)
Unique serial number, see note below
S
12
SBTNk4p562d7
3
Article description
Beckhoff article description, e.g. EL1008
1K
32
1KEL1809
4
Quantity
Quantity in packaging unit, e.g. 1, 10, etc.
Q
6
Q1
5
Batch number
Optional: Year and week of production
2P
14
2P401503180016
6
ID/serial number
Optional: Present-day serial number system, e.g. with safety products
51S
12
51S678294104
7
Variant number
Optional: Product variant number on the basis of standard products
30P
32
30PF971, 2*K183
...
 
 
 
 
 

Further types of information and data identifiers are used by Beckhoff and serve internal processes.

Structure of the BIC

Example of composite information from item 1 to 4 and 6. The data identifiers are marked in red for better display:

BTN

An important component of the BIC is the Beckhoff Traceability Number (BTN, item no. 2). The BTN is a unique serial number consisting of eight characters that will replace all other serial number systems at Beckhoff in the long term (e.g. batch designations on IO components, previous serial number range for safety products, etc.). The BTN will also be introduced step by step, so it may happen that the BTN is not yet coded in the BIC.

 
Note
This information has been carefully prepared. However, the procedure described is constantly being further developed. We reserve the right to revise and change procedures and documentation at any time and without prior notice. No claims for changes can be made from the information, illustrations and descriptions in this information.