Ethernet TCP/IP Bus Coupler BK9100
Power LEDs
K-bus
Bus Coupler
supply
Input for
power contacts
Power contacts
Ethernet RJ 45
Address selector
Configuration interface
Ethernet RJ 45
Link/Act
10/100 Mbaud
Link/Act
10/100 Mbaud
extended temperature range

BK9100 | Ethernet TCP/IP Bus Coupler

Ethernet TCP/IPThe BK9100 Bus Coupler connects Ethernet with the modular, extendable electronic terminal blocks. One unit consists of one Bus Coupler, any number from 1 to 64 terminals and one end terminal. With the K-bus extension, up to 255 Bus Terminals can be connected.

The Bus Couplers recognise the terminals to which they are connected, and perform the assignment of the inputs and outputs to the words of the process image automatically. The BK9100 Bus Coupler supports 10 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s Ethernet. Connection is through normal RJ45 connectors. The IP address is set on the DIP switch (offset to a freely selectable start address). In networks with DHCP (a service for the allocation of the logical IP address to the physical node address [MAC-ID]) the Bus Coupler obtains its IP address from the DHCP server.

Unlike the BK9000, the BK9100 has an additional RJ45 port. Both Ethernet ports operate as 2-channel switches. The I/O stations can thus be configured with a line topology, instead of the classic star topology. In many applications this significantly reduces the wiring effort and the cabling costs. The maximum distance between two couplers is 100 m. Up to 20 BK9100 Bus Couplers are cascadable, so that a maximum line length of 2 km can be achieved.

The BK9100 supports ADS TwinCAT system communication. TwinCAT I/O makes available configuration tools and Windows NT/2000/XP drivers for programs in any desired high-level language (DLLs) and for Visual Basic applications (ActiveX). Applications with OPC interfaces can access ADS (and therefore the BK9100 or BK9050) via an OPC server. In addition to ADS, the Bus Coupler supports Open Modbus (Modbus TCP), a simple, widespread master/slave protocol based on TCP/IP.

System data Ethernet TCP/IP | BK9100
Number of I/O stations only limited by IP addresses
Number of I/O points depending on controller
Data transfer medium 4 x 2 twisted pair copper cable; category 3 (10 Mbaud), category 5 (100 Mbaud)
Distance between stations 100 m between hub/switch and Bus Coupler or between Bus Coupler and Bus Coupler
Data transfer rates 10/100 Mbaud
Topology line or star wiring
Cascading up to 20 BK9100 or max. line length 2 km
Technical data BK9100
Number of Bus Terminals 64 (255 with K-bus extension)
Max. number of bytes fieldbus 512 byte input and 512 byte output
Digital peripheral signals 512 inputs/outputs
Analog peripheral signals 128 inputs/outputs
Protocol TwinCAT ADS, Modbus TCP, Beckhoff real-time Ethernet
Configuration possibility via KS2000
Data transfer rates 10/100 Mbaud, automatic recognition of the transmission rate
Bus interface 2 x RJ45 (2-channel switch)
Topology line or star wiring
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Input current 70 mA + (total K-bus current)/4, 500 mA max.
Starting current 2.5 x continuous current
Recommended fuse ≤ 10 A
Current supply K-bus 1750 mA
Power contacts 24 V DC max./10 A max.
Electrical isolation 500 V (power contact/supply voltage/fieldbus)
Weight approx. 170 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/variable
Approvals CE, UL, Ex, GL
Accessories  
KS2000 configuration software for extended parameterisation
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System  
Ethernet TCP/IP For further Ethernet TCP/IP products please see the system overview