EDS - File Electronic data sheet. This is a file with the device specific parameter description and is provided by the manufacturer of a DeviceNet or CANopen device.
EEPROM "Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory" chip (see EPROM).
EIA Electonic Industries Association; U.S. umbrella organization of manufacturers of electronic equipment and facilities. It is responsible for maintenance and development of the industrial standards for interfaces between data-processing devices and data communications equipment.
Elapsed-time meter See time counter
EMC Electromagnetic compatibility
EMC (Counter) Electromagnetic compatibility; see interference immunity
Enable Control input via which the data outputs can be activated.
Encoder See "shaft encoder"
Encoder monitoring See "Alarm signal"
Supply voltage to be provided for the shaft encoder.
ENCOM User group of manufacturers of INTERBUS-S absolute shaft encoders
EPROM "Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory" chip, which can be erased with ultraviolet light, after which new data can be written into it.
E/P converter Preset counter with electrical count input and pneumatic control signal generation (see pneumatic preset counter)