| February 12, 2013
Block I/O for Industrial Ethernet
The BL compact on-machine, flexible block I/O for Industrial Ethernet makes it possible to collect a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network.
The BL compact on-machine, flexible block I/O for Industrial Ethernet makes it possible to collect a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network. Rather than routing all signals through a control cabinet, the device makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in a compact, machine-mountable device over Ethernet. Up to two signals types can be combined in any combination, including, but not limited to, RFID and analog and digital and serial. The unit may be customized, allowing devices to be added to an existing network and signals gathered on the machine without an enclosure. This drop-in solution can be used to connect up to 16 devices. It is currently available with four, eight or 16 ports in a rugged package rated for IP68 and IP69K protection. M8 or M12 connectors for bus communication and auxiliary power are available.
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