TA500 ECAT Tension Load Cell Amplifier / Signal Conditioner

An easy-to-use load cell amplifier with simultaneous EtherCAT®, 0-10 VDC and 4-20 mA connectivity.


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The TA500 ECAT Tension Amplifier is a compact, single-channel tension transducer interface with EtherCAT® connectivity. It can be used with DFE tension transducers (load cells) to monitor tension in any zone of web or filament processing machinery.

DFE’s Quik-Cal™ push-button zero and calibration eliminates pot adjustments and associated drift to make calibrating the TA500 simple, fast and reliable. Powered by 24 VDC, the amplifier boosts a millivolt-level tension signal from tension transducers (load cells) and provides simultaneous EtherCAT®, 0-10 VDC and 4-20 mA connections to interface with a PLC, drive or display meter.

Built-in diagnostic capability quickly identifies faulty load cells, incorrect wiring, calibration issues and amplifier ADC/DAC failure.

The compact size and diverse integration capabilities of the TA500 amplifier make it a preferred option for OEMs and end users seeking next-generation monitoring and control solutions designed to support Industry 4.0.

• Simultaneous EtherCAT®, 0-10 VDC and 4-20 mA connections
• ESI file support
• Powered by 24 VDC
Quik-Cal™ push-button zero and calibration enables rapid startup
• Operating status LED
• Built-in diagnostic capability
• Remote zero and calibration
• Calibration and button lockout
• DIN rail mounting clip
• Industry-leading 5 year tension-free warranty
• Interoperable with standard or extended range (XR) transducers
• CE-marked and RoHS qualified
• ETG conformant

• Provides an easy upgrade path for analog systems migrating to Ethernet
• Improves machine operation and productivity by making it simple and economical to run proper tension
• Reliable, feature-rich device integrates easily with Beckoff Automation and other EtherCAT® supporting PLCs
• Built-in diagnostic capability reduces troubleshooting time and frustration
• Flexible signal outputs
• Secure equipment configurations via lockout commands


EtherCAT® is a registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.

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