BECKHOFF Automation: Foreword

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.
It is essential that the following notes and explanations are followed when installing and commissioning these 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.


Beckhoff®, TwinCAT®, EtherCAT®, Safety over EtherCAT®, TwinSAFE® and XFC® are registered trademarks of and licensed by 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.

Patent Pending

The TwinCAT Technology is covered, including but not limited to the following patent applications and patents:
EP0851348, US6167425 with corresponding applications or registrations in various other countries.


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