Notes on the documentation

This description is only intended for the use of trained specialists in control and automation engineering who are familiar with the applicable national standards.

The following instructions and explanations must be followed during installation and commissioning of the components. The responsible staff must ensure that the application or use of the products described satisfy all the requirements for safety, including all the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines and standards.


The documentation has been prepared with care. The products described are, however, constantly under development. For that reason the documentation is not in every case checked for consistency with performance data, standards or other characteristics. In the event that it contains technical or editorial errors, we retain the right to make alterations at any time and without warning. No claims for the modification of products that have already been supplied may be made on the basis of the data, diagrams, and descriptions in this documentation. All illustrations shown are only examples. The configurations depicted may deviate from the standard.


Beckhoff®, TwinCAT®, TwinCAT/BSD®, TC/BSD ®, EtherCAT®, EtherCAT G®, EtherCAT G10®, EtherCAT P®, Safety over EtherCAT®, TwinSAFE®, XFC®, XTS® and XPlanar® are registered and licensed trademarks of Beckhoff Automation GmbH.
Other designations used in this publication may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the owners.


The EtherCAT Technology is covered, including but not limited to the following patent applications and patents: EP1590927, EP1789857, EP1456722, EP2137893, DE102015105702 and similar applications and registrations in several other countries.


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Delivery state

All the components are supplied in particular hardware and software configurations appropriate for the application. Changes to the hardware or software configuration are permitted, provided they are within the specified limits for power consumption and power loss (please refer to the respective data sheet).


Please check whether you are using the current and valid version of this document. The current version is always available for download from the Beckhoff website. In case of doubt, contact Technical Support.

Delivery conditions

In addition, the general delivery conditions of the company Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG apply.