IP67 I/O block modules connect up to 8 or 16 sensors or actuators
Two design sizes are available that allow up to eight or sixteen sensors or actuators to be connected via four or eight M12 connectors. Alongside simple input or output modules, hybrid and freely configurable I/O modules are available. Meanwhile, variants with an additional external power supply can cater for applications requiring greater power requirements. In addition to 24V outputs with 0.5A, devices with 2A output current are available. These enable actuators, such as valves, to be triggered directly. For added peace of mind, if an external voltage supply fails, the communication connections and status of inputs being used will be retained as the energy supply for this is guaranteed via the SmartWire-DT line. In addition to overload and short-circuit alerts, the modules signal the status of the voltage supply.
With the aid of SmartWire-DT, users can link up to 99 devices, from simple sensors through to complex circuit breakers, distributed over 600 m to a gateway. Currently, this is possible via gateways for Profibus-DP, CANopen, Modbus-TCP, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Powerlink, Ethercat and Sercos III.
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