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Article | March 8, 2011
Beckhoff Automation: Compact EtherNet/IP bus coupler
Beckhoff’s low-cost BK9055 compact bus coupler couples EtherNet/IP with the company's modular bus terminal system, which offers more than 400 different signal types.
The BK9055 facilitates the connection of the Beckhoff I/O system to EtherNet/IP networks, and when used alone, is suitable for star wiring topologies. However, the BK9055 is software-compatible to the BK9105 EtherNet/IP bus coupler, which unlike the compact version has a second RJ 45 port (2-channel switch). As a result, the I/O stations can also be configured with a line topology, instead of the classic star topology.
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