Beckhoff Demokits

Beckhoff Demokits

The Demokits offer a convenient and fast introduction to fieldbus communication with TwinCAT. Currently more than 10 fieldbuses are covered, including Lightbus, RS232, PROFIBUS, Ethernet, and EtherCAT. The aim of the Demokits is to familiarise the user with the basic TwinCAT automation procedures. Program creation and interfacing of the program with the hardware is explained in detail, based on examples. For many fieldbuses the Demokits are available both with Bus Couplers (BKxxxx) and Bus Terminal Controllers (BCxxxx). A Bus Coupler serves as a physical interface between the selected fieldbus and the I/O terminals. It is therefore not programmable. In these Demokits the connected terminals receive their data from a higher-level PC. In contrast, the Bus Terminal Controllers are programmed from a PC via the selected fieldbus or a programming cable based on IEC 61131. After programming, the Bus Terminal Controllers autonomously manage the connected I/O terminals without involvement from the PC.

Each Demokit consists of:

If required for the respective Demokit, the following additional components are included:

The following Demokits with Bus Couplers and TwinCAT PLC license are available:

Ordering information Description
TC9910-B110 EtherCAT demokit, with TwinCAT PLC license
TC9910-B111 EtherCAT, EK1100, EtherCAT Terminals (without PLC license)
TC9910-B112 EtherCAT, EK1100, EtherCAT Terminals (without PLC license)
(1 instead of 2 digital input terminals)
TC9910-B200 Lightbus, BK2020
TC9910-B310 PROFIBUS, BK3120
TC9910-B400 Interbus, BK4020
TC9910-B510 CANopen, BK5120
TC9910-B520 DeviceNet, BK5220
TC9910-B750 SERCOS, BK7520
TC9910-B800 RS485, BK8000
TC9910-B810 RS232, BK8100
TC9910-B900 Ethernet TCP/IP, BK9100
TC9910-B903 PROFINET, BK9103

The following Demokits with Bus Terminal Controllers and TwinCAT PLC license are available:

Ordering information Description
TC9910-C310 PROFIBUS, BC3150
TC9910-C730 Modbus, BC7300
TC9910-C815 RS232, BC8150
TC9910-C900 Ethernet TCP/IP, BC9100