Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Ethernet Gateway extends machine communication capabilities.
Press Release Summary:
September 24, 2012 - Supplied in IP67 housing, BL67 satisfies applications requiring digital or analog inputs and outputs; specialty I/O, such as SSI and RFID; and serial inputs to Industrial Ethernet networks. Gateway for Ethernet/IP™ and Modbus™ TCP/IP combines multiple Ethernet protocols but only allows one Ethernet master to control outputs, while input and diagnostic data is available to other protocols. Product offers isolated power for 16 inputs and 16 outputs in addition to 16 I/O configurations.
Original Press Release
TURCK BL67 Ethernet Gateway Delivers Extended Communication Capabilities for On-Machine, Modular I/O Applications
Press release date: September 13, 2012
BL67 Ethernet Gateway
Minneapolis, MN–TURCK announces the BL67 Ethernet gateway for Ethernet/IP™ and Modbus™ TCP/IP. Designed to provide a reliable communication solution for on-machine, modular I/O applications, the BL67 is ideal for use in environments where conditions may not be conducive to traditional I/O. The BL67 satisfies applications requiring digital or analog inputs and outputs, specialty I/O such as SSI and RFID and serial inputs to Industrial Ethernet networks.
Featuring TURCK’s unique Multiprotocol technology, the BL67 gateway combines multiple Ethernet protocols in a single device, yet only allows one Ethernet master to control the outputs while the input and diagnostic data is available to the other protocols. The BL67 offers isolated power for 16 inputs and 16 outputs, in addition to 16 I/O configurations for flexible application requirements. An integrated Ethernet switch allows a line topology between multiple gateways without using an external switch, eliminating the need for additional cable runs to the PLC.
“The TURCK BL67 Ethernet gateway with Multiprotocol technology offers users the exclusive advantage that does not require them to configure their device based on the Ethernet host system that will be deployed,” said Randy Durick, Director, Network Interface Division, TURCK. “This simplifies operations for our customers who manufacture or design equipment for an end-user base that has differing preferences between Industrial Ethernet protocols.”
The BL67 ensures durable performance with models available in IP67-rated housing.
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