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Epson Fieldbus I/O

  • Supports Industry Standard Fieldbus I/O Systems
  • Support for DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profibus, ProfiNet, and CC-Link
  • Master or Slave Devices Available (see details below)
  • Fully Integrated into Epson RC+ Development Environment

Fieldbus I/O is used in factories worldwide to reduce cabling costs, setup time, and promote standard device usage. However, there is not 1 accepted Fieldbus I/O standard. Instead there are quite a few different ones. The more commonly used Fieldbus I/O standards are: DeviceNet, Profibus, ProfiNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, and CC-Link.

  • The Epson RC700A and RC90 Controllers support all 6 of the Fieldbus I/O options including: DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profibus, ProfiNet, and CC-Link.
  • The Epson RC620+ & RC180 Controllers supports 5 of these Fieldbus I/O options including: DeviceNet, Profibus, ProfiNet, EtherNet/IP and CC-Link.

Normally companies will standardize on one Fieldbus I/O communications protocol and use devices for that protocol throughout their factories. Therefore, Epson doesn't push or promote 1 protocol over any of the others but instead supports a wide variety so we can give our customers the power of choice to select the Fieldbus I/O solution standard used in their factory.

Some of the more common reasons factories use fieldbus I/O as opposed to normal discrete I/O solutions are shown below:

  • Access to signals from multiple devices and multiple data from each device using one cable
  • Precise signal transmission since there is no need for A/D conversion and D/A conversion.
  • Less wiring costs, including signal relay board costs and installation area due to several dozen (or a hundred) devices connected on one fieldbus
  • More flexible modification and expansion of a system because multiple devices are simply added to one Fieldbus without additional wiring

Epson Robots support the major Fieldbus I/O standards including: DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profibus, ProfiNet and CC-Link. The RC700A, RC620+, RC180 and RC90 Controllers have option slots available for these cards and our Epson RC+ Software is fully integrated to support each of the Fieldbus I/O standards quickly and easily.
Note: Not all Fieldbus cards are supported for ALL Epson Robot controllers. Please see the details on the "Specifications" section of this product.

High Performance
  • Fieldbus I/O processing is done on the Fieldbus I/O cards
  • Fast communication throughput is part of the reason to use Fieldbus I/O
  • DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, and Profibus are all available as Master Solutions on the RC700A and RC620+ Controllers
  • DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Profibus, ProfiNet, and CC-Link are all available as Slave Solutions on the RC700A and RC90 Controllers (with RC+ 7.0 or higher)
  • DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Profibus, ProfiNet and CC-Link are all available as Slave Solutions on the RC620+ and RC180 Controllers
  • Tight Integration with Epson RC+ Ensures fastest throughput

Ease of Use Leader
  • Full support for major Fieldbus I/O Standards
  • GUI based setup for configuring I/O mapping, etc
  • Full Integration with Epson RC+ and the SPEL+ Language makes I/O access easy
  • Works with all Epson Robots supported by the RC700A, RC620+, RC180 and RC90 Controllers

Most Popular in the Following Industries
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial
  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductor
  • Electronics

Specifications:


RC620+: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 256 Inputs / 256 Outputs Connection Method: Broadcast Polling
Synchronization Method: Frame Synchronization
Maximum Nodes: 64 slave stations (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 156Kbps - 10Mbps
Transmission Channel Type: Bus (EAI RS-485 compliant)
Transmission Format: HDLC compliant
Cable Type: CC-Link Ver 1.1 Cable (3 core twist with shield)RC700A: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 384 Inputs / 384 Outputs Connection Method: Broadcast Polling
Synchronization Method: Frame Synchronization
Maximum Nodes: 64 slave stations (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 156Kbps - 10Mbps
Transmission Channel Type: Bus (EAI RS-485 compliant)
Transmission Format: HDLC compliant
Cable Type: CC-Link Ver 1.1 Cable (3 core twist with shield)RC180: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 256 Inputs / 256 Outputs Connection Method: Broadcast Polling
Synchronization Method: Frame Synchronization
Maximum Nodes: 64 slave stations (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 156Kbps - 10Mbps
Transmission Channel Type: Bus (EAI RS-485 compliant)
Transmission Format: HDLC compliant
Cable Type: CC-Link Ver 1.1 Cable (3 core twist with shield)RC90: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 384 Inputs / 384 Outputs Connection Method: Broadcast Polling
Synchronization Method: Frame Synchronization
Maximum Nodes: 64 slave stations (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 156Kbps - 10Mbps
Transmission Channel Type: Bus (EAI RS-485 compliant)
Transmission Format: HDLC compliant
Cable Type: CC-Link Ver 1.1 Cable (3 core twist with shield)

Note: RC90 requires EPSON RC+ 7.0 for CC-Link Slave option

Specifications:


RC620+: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2040 Inputs / 2040 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Types: I/O Messaging & Explicit Messaging
I/O Messaging Types: Polling, Strobe, Change of State, Cyclic
Maximum Nodes: 64 (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 125Kbps, 250Kbps, 500Kbps
Data Length/Frame: 8 byte
Transfer Distance: 500Kbps/10M, 250Kbps/250M, 125Kbps/500M
Cable Type: 5 wire cable dedicated to DeviceNet
Communications Power Supply: 24VDCRC700A: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Types: I/O Messaging & Explicit Messaging
I/O Messaging Types: Polling, Strobe, Change of State, Cyclic
Maximum Nodes: 63 (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 125Kbps, 250Kbps, 500Kbps
Data Length/Frame: 8 byte
Transfer Distance: 500Kbps/10M, 250Kbps/250M, 125Kbps/500M
Cable Type: 5 wire cable dedicated to DeviceNet
Communications Power Supply: 24VDCRC180: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Connection Types: I/O Messaging Connection polling
Explicit Messaging: Not supported
Baud Rates: 125Kbps, 250Kbps, 500Kbps
Input Data Size: 256 bits (32 bytes)
Output Data Size: 256 bits (32 bytes)
Transfer Distance: 500Kbps/10M, 250Kbps/250M, 125Kbps/500M
Cable Type: 5 wire cable dedicated to DeviceNet
Communications Power Supply: 24VDC
Power Supply Current Consumption: 30mARC90: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Types: I/O Messaging & Explicit Messaging
I/O Messaging Types: Polling, Strobe, Change of State, Cyclic
Maximum Nodes: 63 (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 125Kbps, 250Kbps, 500Kbps
Data Length/Frame: 8 byte
Transfer Distance: 500Kbps/10M, 250Kbps/250M, 125Kbps/500M
Cable Type: 5 wire cable dedicated to DeviceNet
Communications Power Supply: 24VDC

Note: RC90 requires EPSON RC+ 7.0 for DeviceNet Master option

Specifications:


RC620+: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: NoRC700A: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: NA
Connection Types:
  • CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE)
  • PDO (Process Data Object)
  • SDO (Service Data Object)
Transfer Distance: 100m (segment length)
Baud Rates: 10Mbps, 100Mbps full duplex
Cable Type: Universal Ethernet (Cat5) CableRC180: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: NoRC90: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: NA
Connection Types:
  • CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE)
  • PDO (Process Data Object)
  • SDO (Service Data Object)
Transfer Distance: 100m (segment length)
Baud Rates: 10Mbps, 100Mbps full duplex
Cable Type: Universal Ethernet (Cat5) Cable

Note: RC90 requires EPSON RC+ 7.0 for EtherCAT option

Specifications:


RC620+: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 1952 Inputs / 1952 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Method: Hybrid (token passing procedure)
Maximum Stations: 126 (including master and repeater)
Baud Rates: 9.6Kbps to 12Mbps
Data Length/Frame: 244 bytes
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: 2 wire cable dedicated to ProfibusRC700A: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 1952 Inputs / 1952 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Method: Hybrid (token passing procedure)
Maximum Stations: 126 (including master and repeater)
Baud Rates: 9.6Kbps to 12Mbps
Data Length/Frame: 244 bytes
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: 2 wire cable dedicated to ProfibusRC180: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Connection Method: Hybrid (token passing procedure)
Maximum Stations: 126 (including master and repeater)
Baud Rates: 9.6Kbps to 12Mbps
Data Length/Frame: 244 bytes
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: 2 wire cable dedicated to Profibus
Input Data Size: 256 bits (32 bytes)
Output Data Size: 256 bits (32 bytes)
Output Current Capacity: Maximum 150mARC90: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 1952 Inputs / 1952 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Method: Hybrid (token passing procedure)
Maximum Stations: 126 (including master and repeater)
Baud Rates: 9.6Kbps to 12Mbps
Data Length/Frame: 244 bytes
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: 2 wire cable dedicated to Profibus

Note: RC90 requires EPSON RC+ 7.0 for Profibus Master option

Specifications:


RC620+: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 256 Inputs / 256 Outputs
Connection Method: RT (Real-Time)
Protocol: Profinet I/O
Device Type: I/O Device
Baud Rates: 100 M bps, full duplex
Maximum Segment Length: 100 m
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: RJ45 with connector 100BASE-TX (Cat5)
Cycle Time: 2 msec
Interface: RJ45 port x 1RC700A: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Connection Method: RT (Real-Time)
Protocol: Profinet I/O
Device Type: I/O Device
Baud Rates: 100 M bps, full duplex
Maximum Segment Length: 100 m
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: RJ45 with connector 100BASE-TX (Cat5)
Cycle Time: 2 msec
Interface: RJ45 port x 1RC180: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 256 Inputs / 256 Outputs
Connection Method: RT (Real-Time)
Protocol: Profinet I/O
Device Type: I/O Device
Baud Rates: 100 M bps, full duplex
Maximum Segment Length: 100 m
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: RJ45 with connector 100BASE-TX (Cat5)
Cycle Time: 2 msec
Interface: RJ45 port x 1RC90: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Connection Method: RT (Real-Time)
Protocol: Profinet I/O
Device Type: I/O Device
Baud Rates: 100 M bps, full duplex
Maximum Segment Length: 100 m
Transfer Distance: 12Mbps/100M, 9.6Kbps/1200M
Cable Type: RJ45 with connector 100BASE-TX (Cat5)
Cycle Time: 2 msec
Interface: RJ45 port x 1

Note: RC90 requires EPSON RC+ 7.0 for ProfiNet Slave option

Specifications:


RC620+: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 4040 Inputs / 4072 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Types: I/O Messaging & Explicit Messaging
I/O Messaging Types: Change of State, Cyclic
Maximum Nodes: 128 (including master unit)
Baud Rates: 100Mbps, 10Mbps
Data Length/Frame: 244 byte
Cable Type: Universal Ethernet CableRC700A: Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Types:
  • I/O Messaging Connection (Cyclic)
  • Explicit Messaging
  • EtherNet/IP communication Protocol
Transfer Distance: Standard Ethernet Protocol
Baud Rates: 10Mbps, 100Mbps
Cable Type: Universal Ethernet CableRC180: Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: Yes
Connection Types: I/O Messaging Connection (Cyclic)
EtherNet/IP communication Protocol
Explicit Messaging: Not Supported
Transfer Distance: Standard Ethernet Protocol
Baud Rates: 10Mbps, 100Mbps
Cable Type: Universal Ethernet Cable
Input Data Size: 256 bits (32 bytes)
Output Data Size: 256 bits (32 bytes)RC90: Master Support: Yes
Slave Device Support: Yes
Slave Device Max I/O: 2048 Inputs / 2048 Outputs
Master Device Max I/O: 1024 Inputs / 1024 Outputs
Connection Types:
  • I/O Messaging Connection (Cyclic)
  • Explicit Messaging
  • EtherNet/IP communication Protocol
Transfer Distance: Standard Ethernet Protocol
Baud Rates: 10Mbps, 100Mbps
Cable Type: Universal Ethernet Cable

Note: RC90 requires EPSON RC+ 7.0 for EtherNet/IP option

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