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Sensor Communications Unit

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Sensor Communications Unit

EtherCAT

Model E3NW-ECT
Connectable Sensor Amplifier Units N-Smart
Smart Fiber Amplifier Unit: E3NX-FA0
Color Fiber Amplifier Unit: E3NX-CA0 *1
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit: E3NC-LA0
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit (CMOS type): E3NC-SA0
Contact-Type Smart Amplifier Unit: E9NC-TA0 *2
Power supply voltage 24 VDC (20.4 to 26.4 V)
Power and current consumption 2.4 W max. (Not including the power supplied to Sensors.),
100 mA max. (Not including the current supplied to Sensors.)
Indicators L/A IN indicator (green), L/A OUT indicator (green), PWR indicator (green), RUN
indicator (green), ERROR indicator (red), and SS (Sensor Status) indicator
(green/red)
Vibration resistance (destruction) 10 to 60 Hz with a 0.7-mm double amplitude, 50 m/s2 at 60 to 150 Hz, for 1.5
hours each in X, Y, and Z directions
Shock resistance (destruction) 150 m/s2 for 3 times each in X, Y, and Z directions
Ambient temperature range Operating: 0 to 55°C; *3
Storage: -30 to 70°C (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 25% to 85% (with no condensation)
Maximum connectable Sensors *3 30 *4
Maximum connectable Distributed
Sensor Units
8
Insulation resistance 20 MΩ min. (at 500 VDC)
Dielectric strength 500 VAC at 50/60 Hz for 1 min
Mounting method 35-mm DIN track - mounting
Weight (packed state/Unit only) Approx. 185 g/approx. 95 g
Materials Polycarbonate
Accessories Power supply connector, communications connector for E3NW-DS connection,
DIN Track End Plates (2 pieces), and instruction manual

*1. The E3NX-CA0 is supported for firmware version 1.06 or higher (Sensor Communications Units manufactured in
       June 2016 or later).
*2. The E9NC-TA0 is supported for firmware version 1.03 or higher (Sensor Communications Units manufactured in
       July 2014 or later).
*3. Temperature Limitations Based on Number of Connected Amplifier Units:
       Groups of 1 or 2 Amplifier Units: 0 to 55°C, Groups of 3 to 10 Amplifier Units: 0 to 50°C, Groups of 11 to 16 Amplifier
       Units: 0 to 45°C, Groups of 17 to 30 Amplifier Units: 0 to 40°C
*4. You can connect up to 30 Sensors total to the Sensor Communications Unit and Distributed Sensor Units.

Communications Specifications

Item Specification
Communications protocol Dedicated protocol for EtherCAT
Modulation Baseband method
Baud rate 100 Mbps
Physical layer 100BASE-TX (IEEE 802.3u)
Topology Daisy chain
Communications media STP category 5 or higher
Communications distance Distance between nodes: 100 m max.
Noise immunity Conforms to IEC 61000-4-4, 1 kV or higher
Node address setting method Set with decimal rotary switches or software *1
Node address range 000 to 192 *2

*1. The software setting is used when the node address setting switches are set to 0.
*2. The range depends on the EtherCAT master that is used. Refer to the E3NW-ECT EtherCAT Digital Sensor
       Communications Unit Operation Manual (Cat. No. E429) for details.

CompoNet

Model E3NW-CRT
Connectable Sensor Amplifier Units N-Smart
Smart Fiber Amplifier Unit: E3NX-FA0
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit: E3NC-LA0
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit (CMOS type): E3NC-SA0
Power supply voltage 14 to 26.4 VDC
Power and current consumption At 24 VDC
1.7 W max. (Not including the power supplied to Sensors.),
70 mA max. (Not including the current supplied to Sensors.)
Indicators MS (Machine Status) indicator (green/red), NS (Network Status) indicator
(green/red), and SS (Sensor Status) indicator (green/red)
Vibration resistance (destruction) 10 to 60 Hz with a 0.7-mm double amplitude, 50 m/s2 at 60 to 150 Hz, for 1.5
hours each in X, Y, and Z directions
Shock resistance (destruction) 150 m/s2 for 3 times each in X, Y, and Z directions
Ambient temperature range Operating: 0 to 55°C; *1
Storage: -30 to 70°C (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 25% to 85% (with no condensation)
Maximum connectable Sensors *1 16 *2
Maximum connectable Distributed
Sensor Units
8
Insulation resistance 20 MΩ min. (at 500 VDC)
Dielectric strength 500 VAC at 50/60 Hz for 1 min
Mounting method 35-mm DIN track - mounting
Weight (packed state/Unit only) Approx. 165 g/approx. 70 g
Materials Polycarbonate
Accessories Communications connector for E3NW-DS connection, DIN Track End Plates
(2 pieces), and instruction manual

*1. Temperature Limitations Based on Number of Connected Amplifier Units:
       Groups of 1 or 2 Amplifier Units: 0 to 55°C, Groups of 3 to 10 Amplifier Units: 0 to 50°C, Groups of 11 to 16 Amplifier
       Units: 0 to 45°C
*2. You can connect up to 16 Sensors total to the Sensor Communications Unit and Distributed Sensor Units.

Communications Specifications

Item Specifications
Communications method Dedicated protocol for CompoNet
Types of communications Remote I/O communications (program-free, constant sharing of data) and message
communications (explicit message communications as required)
Baud rate 4 Mbps, 3 Mbps, 1.5 Mbps, 93.75 kbps
Modulation Baseband method
Coding Manchester code
Error control Manchester encoding rules and CRC
Communications media The following media can be used.
Round Cable I
Round Cable II
Flat Cable I (DCA4-4F10 Standard Flat Cable)
Flat Cable II (DCA5-4F10 Sheathed Flat Cable)
Note: Round Cable I, Round Cable II, Flat Cable I, and Flat Cable II cables are all treated
as different types of cables. When two or more types of cables are used in a single
network, a Repeater Unit must be used to separate any two different types of cables
between the trunk line and a sub-trunk line.
Communications
distance and wiring
Refer to 1-2-1 Cable Types, Maximum Distances, and Number of Slave Units in the
CompoNet Master Units Operation Manual (Cat. No. W456).
Signal lines Two lines: BDH (communications data high) and BDL (communications data low)
Power lines Two lines: BS+ and BS- (power for communications and internal Slave Unit circuits)
Power is supplied from the Master Unit or Repeater Unit.
Connection forms Round Cable II, Flat Cable I, or Flat Cable II at a baud rate of 93.75 kbps: No restrictions
Other cables or baud rates: Trunk line and branch lines
Connections for Slave Units and Repeater Units: T-branch or multidrop connections
Noise immunity Conforms to IEC 61000-4-4, 1 kV or higher
Address setting method Decimal rotary address switch
Address range 0 to 62

CC-Link

Model E3NW-CCL
Connectable Sensor Amplifier Units N-Smart
Smart Fiber Amplifier Unit: E3NX-FA0
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit: E3NC-LA0
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit (CMOS type): E3NC-SA0
Contact-Type Smart Amplifier Unit: E9NC-TA0 *1
Power supply voltage 24 VDC (20.4 to 26.4 V)
Power and current consumption 2.4 W max. (Not including the power supplied to Sensors.),
100 mA max. (Not including the current supplied to Sensors.)
Indicators RUN indicator (green), ERROR indicator (red), and SS (Sensor Status) indicator
(green/red)
Vibration resistance (destruction) 10 to 60 Hz with a 0.7-mm double amplitude, 50 m/s2 at 60 to 150 Hz, for 1.5
hours each in X, Y, and Z directions
Shock resistance (destruction) 150 m/s2 for 3 times each in X, Y, and Z directions
Ambient temperature range Operating: 0 to 55°C; *2
Storage: -30 to 70°C (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 25% to 85% (with no condensation)
Maximum connectable Sensors *2 16 *3
Maximum connectable Distributed
Sensor Units
8
Insulation resistance 20 MΩ min. (at 500 VDC)
Dielectric strength 500 VAC at 50/60 Hz for 1 min
Mounting method 35-mm DIN track - mounting
Weight (packed state/Unit only) Approx. 180 g/approx. 80 g
Materials Polycarbonate
Accessories Power Supply Connector, E3NW-DS Communications Connector,
Network Connectors (2), DIN Track End Plates (2), and Instruction
Manual

*1. The E9NC-TA0 is supported for firmware version 1.03 or higher (Sensor Communications Units manufactured in
       July 2014 or later).
*2. Temperature Limitations Based on Number of Connected Amplifier Units:
       Groups of 1 or 2 Amplifier Units: 0 to 55°C, Groups of 3 to 10 Amplifier Units: 0 to 50°C, Groups of 11 to 16 Amplifier
       Units: 0 to 45°C
*3. You can connect up to 16 Sensors total to the Sensor Communications Unit and Distributed Sensor Units.

Communications Specifications

Item Specifications
Communications protocol Dedicated protocol for CC-Link
Communications method Broadcast polling
Baud rate 10 Mbps/5 Mbps/2.5 Mbps/625 kbps/156 kbps
Physical layer Bus (based on EIA RS485)
Topology Daisy chain (T-branching can be used.)
Communications media CC-Link Cables
Communications distance Cable length between nodes: 20 cm min.
Maximum total cable length
Baud rate of 156 kbps: 1,200 m
Baud rate of 625 kbps: 900 m
Baud rate of 2.5 Mbps: 400 m
Baud rate of 5 Mbps: 160 m
Baud rate of 10 Mbps: 100 m
Noise immunity Conforms to IEC 61000-4-4, 1 kV or higher
Address setting method Decimal rotary address switch
Address range 64 max. *
Synchronization mode Cyclic transmissions (synchronization)

* The range depends on the CC-Link master that is used. Refer to 5-3-2 Node Setting Switches in the E3NW-CCL CC-
    Link Digital Sensor Communications Unit Operation Manual (Cat. No. E431) for details.

Distributed Sensor Unit

Model E3NW-DS
Connectable Sensor Amplifier Units N-Smart
Smart Fiber Amplifier Unit: E3NX-FA0
Color Fiber Amplifier Unit: E3NX-CA0
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit: E3NC-LA0
Smart Laser Amplifier Unit (CMOS type): E3NC-SA0
Contact-Type Smart Amplifier Unit: E9NC-TA0
Power supply voltage 24 VDC (20.4 to 26.4 V)
Power and current consumption 2 W max. (Not including the power supplied to Sensors.),
80 mA max. (Not including the current supplied to Sensors.)
Indicators RUN indicator (green) and SS (Sensor Status) indicator (green/red)
Vibration resistance (destruction) 10 to 60 Hz with a 0.7-mm double amplitude, 50 m/s2 at 60 to 150 Hz, for 1.5
hours each in X, Y, and Z directions
Shock resistance (destruction) 150 m/s2 for 3 times each in X, Y, and Z directions
Ambient temperature range Operating: 0 to 55°C; *
Storage: -30 to 70°C (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 25% to 85% (with no condensation)
Maximum connectable Sensors * 10
Insulation resistance 20 MΩ min. (at 500 VDC)
Dielectric strength 500 VAC at 50/60 Hz for 1 min
Mounting method 35-mm DIN track - mounting
Weight (packed state/Unit only) Approx. 160 g/approx. 40 g
Materials Polycarbonate
Accessories Power supply/communications connector, DIN Track End Plates (2 pieces),
ferrite cores (2 pieces), and instruction manual

* Temperature Limitations Based on Number of Connected Amplifier Units:
    Groups of 1 or 2 Amplifier Units: 0 to 55°C, Groups of 3 to 10 Amplifier Units: 0 to 50°C