The Beckhoff EK9160 bus coupler establishes a direct connection to the cloud between Beckhoff EtherCAT I/O and the Internet of Things (IoT). Via an integrated web server, I/O data can be parameterized. The coupler then autonomously transmits the data to the cloud service. Extended mechanisms are available, including the local buffering of I/O data on a microSD card.
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