Epson Fieldbus I/O

General Info

  • Supports Industry Standard Fieldbus I/O Systems
  • Support for DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Profibus, CC-Link
  • Master or Slave Devices Available
  • 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, EtherNet/IP and CC-Link. The EPSON RC620+ and RC180 Controllers support all 4 of these Fieldbus I/O options. 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 all 4 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 Fieldbus I/O

Features & Benefits

EPSON supports all 4 of the major Fieldbus I/O standards including: DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Profibus, and CC-Link. The 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.

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, Profibus and EtherNet/IP are all available as Master or Slave solutions (Master only available with RC620+ Controller)
  • Tight Integration with EPSON RC+ Ensures fastest throughput

Ease of Use Leader

  • Full support for all 4 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 RC620+, RC180 and RC90 Controllers

Most Popular in the Following Industries

  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial
  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductor
  • Electronics

Epson Fieldbus I/O

Specifications

DeviceNet

DeviceNet (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: 24VDC

Part Number (Master): R12B040722
Part Number (Slave): R12B040706 

 

DeviceNet (RC700)

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

Part Number (Master): R12C040722
Part Number (Slave): R12B040727 

 

DeviceNet (RC180)

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: 30mA

Part Number (RC180 Slave): R12B040706 

DeviceNet (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 & 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

Part Number (Master): R12C040722
Part Number (Slave): R12B040727 

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

 

Ethernet/IP

EtherNet/IP (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 Cable

Part Number (Master): R12B040724
Part Number (Slave): R12B040719 

 

EtherNet/IP (RC700)

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

Part Number (Master): R12B040724 
Part Number (Slave): R12N747061 

 

EtherNet/IP (RC180)

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

Part Number (Slave): R12B040719 

EtherNet/IP (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

Part Number (Master): R12B040724 
Part Number (Slave): R12N747061 

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

Profibus

Profibus (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 Profibus

Part Number (Master): R12B040723
Part Number (Slave): R12B040707 
 

 

Profibus (RC700)

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

Part Number (Master): R12B040723
Part Number (Slave): R12B040729   

 

Profibus (RC180)

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 150mA

Part Number (RC180 Slave): R12B040707
Part Number (RC90 Slave): R12B040729 

Profibus (RC90)

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

Part Number (Master): R12B040723
Part Number (Slave): R12B040729 
 

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

 

Profinet

  

Profinet (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 1

Part Number (Slave): R12B040707 

 

Profinet (RC700)

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

Part Number (Slave): R12N747051 

 

Profinet (RC180)

Master Support: No
Slave Device Support: No

 

Profinet (RC90)

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

Part Number (Slave): R12N747051 

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

 

CC-Link

CC-Link (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

Part Number (Slave): R12B040708 

 

CC-Link (RC700)

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

Part Number (Slave): R12B040730 

 

CC-Link (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

Part Number (Slave): R12B040708 

CC-Link (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

Part Number (Slave): R12B040730

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

 

   

Epson Fieldbus I/O

Options & Accessories

I/O Options

IP Board

DeviceNet Master Board (RC620+ Controller)

Provides DeviceNet connectivity as a Master Device. Includes DeviceNet (Master) fieldbus I/O board. There is a separate board if you need a DeviceNet slave board.

Part Number: R12C040722

DeviceNet IP Board

DeviceNet Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides DeviceNet connectivity as a slave device. Includes DeviceNet (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12C040706

Profibus

Profibus Master Board (RC620+ Controller)

Provides Profibus connectivity as a Master Device. Includes Profibus (Master) fieldbus I/O board. There is a separate board if you need a Profibus slave board.

Part Number: R12C040723

Profibus IP Board Inside

Profibus Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides Profibus connectivity as a slave device. Includes Profibus (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12C040707

Ethernet IP Board

Ethernet/IP Master Board (RC620+ Controller)

Provides EtherNet/IP connectivity as a Master Device. Includes EtherNet/IP (Master) fieldbus I/O board. There is a separate board if you need an EtherNet/IP slave board.

Part Number: R12C040724

Ethernet IP Board

EtherNet/IP Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides EtherNet/IP connectivity as a slave device. Includes EtherNet/IP (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12C040719

CC Link

CC-Link Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides CC-Link connectivity as a slave device. Includes CC-Link (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12C040708

DeviceNet Logo

DeviceNet Slave Board (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

Provides DeviceNet connectivity as a slave device. Includes DeviceNet (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.

Part Number: R12B040727

CC-Link Slave Logo

CC-Link Slave Board (RC90 Controller)

Provides CC-Link connectivity as a slave device. Includes CC-Link (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.
 

Part Number: R12B040730

ProfiBus Logo

Profibus-DP Slave Board (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

Provides Profibus connectivity as a slave device. Includes Profibus (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.

Part Number: R12B040729

EtherNet/IP

EtherNet/IP Slave Board (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

Provides EtherNet/IP connectivity as a slave device. Includes EtherNet/IP (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of 2 option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.
NOTE2: RC90 Controller requires EPSON RC+ 7 Compatibility to use EtherNet/IP option.
 

Part Number: R12N747061

Epson Fieldbus I/O

Downloads

Manuals

Epson Fieldbus Options (EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, CC-Link) - RC180  
Epson Fieldbus Options (EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus) - RC620  
Epson Fieldbus Options (EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus) - RC90 & RC700