Rockwell Automation: Intrinsically safe I/O platform

April 11, 2017
Manufacturers and industrial operators can now bring devices deployed in hazardous areas into The Connected Enterprise via EtherNet/IP, using the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform from Rockwell Automation.

With the new platform, users can access data from field devices and more easily control process operations in hazardous areas.

As part of the PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) from Rockwell Automation, the Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O allows users to monitor operations using a common platform that communicates with the DCS or other automation systems. This helps create a seamless flow of information throughout the plant and enterprise.

The new I/O platform is integrated into the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 design environment, which simplifies the user experience and can help reduce configuration time. In addition, an EtherNet/IP device-level-ring (DLR) adapter enables DLR topology to help improve network resilience, and an optional N+1 power supply provides power redundancy.

The distributed I/O platform is certified for mounting in Class I, Division 2 (North America) and Zone 2 (global) hazardous areas. As intrinsically safe I/O, it connects to field devices in Class I, Division 1 (North America) and Zone 1 (Global) hazardous areas.

 

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