I/O Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Logic Controller handles up to 126 analog I/O.

May 24, 2016

Providing power of programmable automation controller in small form factor, FC6A MicroSmart executes basic instructions in 0.042 µs and provides 640 KB program memory. There are 1,024 timers, and 6 of 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100 kHz. Available with 16, 24 or 40 I/O, controller has built-in RJ45 Ethernet port and RJ45 RS232C/RS485 serial port. SD memory port and mini-B USB port can be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating, or recipe storage. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

CBK Engineering Integrate Perle in Remote Alarm Multiplexers Installed at the Rockefeller Center, Two World Financial Center and the Pepsi Building

May 17, 2016

NASHVILLE, TN — Keeping Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), HVAC and other environmental systems operational is common sense critical. If these systems fail, business operations in any affected building face a shut-down. To prevent these types of disasters, CBK Engineering was approached by an electrical contractor in New York City to design a Remote Alarm Multiplexer system. The idea was... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controller improves high-speed application performance.

May 13, 2016

CompactLogix 5380 controller supports high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion. When combined with Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system, scheduled outputs improve I/O response time to as fast as 0.2 msec. Event triggers from I/O modules provide near-instantaneous task execution, while dual-configurable, 1-gigabit Ethernet port supports DLR topologies or use of multiple IP addresses. Built-in system and field power terminals as well as multiple security features are standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller integrates PROFINET support.

April 7, 2016

samos®PRO COMPACT lets machine design engineers integrate non-safe peripheral devices into program and relay controller information back to such devices using PROFINET communication. Base controller (SP-COP2-ENI), compatible with samosPLAN5+ programming software, enables data exchange between Ethernet-based field devices in machine or building engineering network. Along with USB and Ethernet interfaces, base controller module offers 16 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs, and 4 configurable safe I/O.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CANopen Remote I/O Unit offers 8 I/O expansion slots.

March 25, 2016

Designed for CANopen protocol slave devices, CAN-8823 is based on flexible CAN bus technology and CANopen DSP-306. Control units, which work with ICP DAS USA analog and digital remote I/O modules, comply with CANopen specifications of DS-301 V4.02 and DSP-401 V2.1 and come with utility for dynamic creation of EDS files. Features include dynamic Process Data Objects, EMCY object, error output value, SYNC cyclic and acyclic, as well as standardized communication for real-time data processing. Read More

Controls & Controllers

I/O Controllers deliver diverse features and flexibility.

February 26, 2016

Offered in commercial and industrial operating temperature versions, SCH322X Super I/O series meets industrial and embedded computing designer needs. Each model contains different feature set, combining serial ports, parallel port, and PS/2 with flexible GPIO capability as well as temperature and voltage monitoring. Designed to operate with x86 architecture, series also incorporates hardware monitoring and optional keyboard controller. WFBGA packages range from 6 x 6 mm to 9 x 9 mm. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Modules integrate networking into industrial applications.

February 12, 2016

Comprised of 17 high-density I/O modules with DIN-rail or panel-mount form factors, rugged E3 I/O&trade; module platform is configurable using Crimson® v3.0 and withstands demands of localized and distributed I/O applications. Products have hardened metal enclosures and offer one RS-485 terminal block and dual Ethernet ports that include user-selectable Ethernet modes for ring, pass through, and 2 network. Models offer up to 34 mixed I/O points, including I/O, analog/discrete, and temperature I/O. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

DENSO I/O Command-Slave Function Allows PLC or PAC Control of DENSO Robots

February 11, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. - DENSO Robotics announced that its latest RC8 robot controller features a built-in I/O command-slave function that allows DENSO robots to be controlled directly by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs. Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress. "Ease of use has always one of our chief considerations," said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Communications Controller brings IoT to harsh environments.

January 14, 2016

Supporting communications via 2 RS232 serial ports, CAN port, Wi-Fi®, and optional cellular capability, HEC-Gateway Controller provides maximum flexibility when translating between different serial bus protocols, data logging, or adding IoT connectivity to existing systems. Solution is based on P-Series PLC on a Chip&trade; technology and programmed using Divelbiss EZ Ladder Toolkit in Ladder Diagram, Function Block, and Structured Text. Digital and analog I/O come standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

I/O Controller supports PLC applications.

December 30, 2015

Able to run IEC 61131-3 programming languages such as ladder diagram or structured text, PLC-programmable SuperIOr Controller can be integrated via Ethernet or EtherCAT. Unit consists of Master Controller Module providing precise coordination of up to 16 configurable Remote I/O Modules distributed throughout tool. Any RIM can be located up to 250 cable ft away from MCM. Up to 1,000 mixed-signal inputs and outputs can be simultaneously monitored at scan rate up to 8 kHz. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Modules, Controller operate in harsh environments.

December 18, 2015

With 5g vibration resistance and -40 to +70°C operating range, PFC200 controller is available in several harsh environment XTR variants. Various communication interfaces &ndash; Ethernet, RS-232/RS-485, CAN, CANopen, and PROFIBUS-DP-Slave interfaces &ndash; are available, and DNP3, IEC 61850 and IEC 60870 protocols support use as Smart Grid controller. Also, available, 3-phase power measurement modules help reduce energy consumption by monitoring total power consumption, power factors, harmonics, and more. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Configurable Ethernet I/O Module has embedded cyber security.

November 27, 2015

Supporting multiple means of securing Ethernet I/O, SIO4.E plugs into Bedrock&trade; pinless electromagnetic backplane to receive Black Fabric&trade; cyber security protection. Each of 5 I/O channels is independently software configurable, and supported Ethernet protocols include Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, and OPC UA on TCP IP. All channels are also PoE-capable, and module delivers Ethernet as secure I/O at Purdue levels 0 and 1 with sensor, actuator, and process control logic. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Process Controller manages distributed oil and gas assets.

November 17, 2015

With Model RTU2020, operating companies in oil and gas, mining, and other process industries can manage complex remote automation and control applications. Modular unit, optimized with native redundancy, expanded I/O modules, and wireless I/O, provides complete visibility into most efficient utilization of distributed assets through remote monitoring, diagnostics, and asset management. Controller&rsquo;s 28 channels of onboard I/O can be extended by adding one or more 28-channel mixed I/O modules. Read More

Controls & Controllers

DIO Controller offers positive logic, over-current protection.

November 10, 2015

In addition to positive logic and over-current protection on all outputs, 48-channel IA-3125-U2i features isolated USB port that isolates board from host PC to better handle EMI/RFI noise. Other features include operating pulse outputs, built-in sequencer for handling short time pulses, and system expansion capable of handling several controllers while using one USB PC port. Outputs are capable of handling 0.7 A each, and current protected output enables operation of several outputs per load. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O System helps maximize machine productivity.

November 4, 2015

Available for Allen-Bradley POINT I/O system, IO-Link master and IO-Link enabled sensors monitor machine health and communicate data and diagnostics in real-time. IO-Link master streamlines communication from sensors to controller; sensors talk via IO-Link protocol to master; and POINT I/O system communicates with controller via EtherNet/IP. By providing continuous flow of diagnostic information from production line, sensors help predict maintenance needs. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Microsemi Collaborates with TRINAMIC to Introduce EtherCAT Slave Controller for Its SmartFusion2 FPGAs

October 30, 2015

Microsemi and TRINAMIC Provide Scalable, Low Power and Secure Designs and Services for EtherCAT and Motion Control Solutions ALISO VIEJO, Calif. and HAMBURG, Germany - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading global provider of motion control... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

SATURN: SIL2-certified Fail-safe Remote I/O System Architecture for Trains

September 18, 2015

Toulouse, France -- LEROY AUTOMATION, a leading manufacturer of onboard automation systems for train control and management systems (TCMS), partnered with CLEARSY, a specialist in railway safety-critical systems, to develop and market SATURN : a cutting-edge SIL2/SIL4 fail-safe controller and remote I/O platform for train control, propulsion and rail signalling system architectures. SATURN... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Low-Power Embedded Controllers enhance mobile computing design.

September 9, 2015

Customized to needs of x86-based notebook and tablet platform designers, configurable MEC14XX series supports Intel® Enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (eSPI) and Low Pin Count (LPC) interface. Flexible arrangement allows multiple I/O signals to be configured to support 3.3 or 1.8 V, eliminating need for external voltage translators. Also, features allow seamless migration of IP reuse across multiple x86 computing platform architectures. All products are pin and register compatible. Read More

Controls & Controllers

BACnet MS/TP Controller simplifies building automation planning.

August 27, 2015

Featuring MS/TP master functions, 750-829 BACnet Controller acts as control gateway for allowing integration of connected I/O modules as well as connectivity to actuators and sensors via 750 Series I/O modules. Twisted-pair lines are used to control complex building automation tasks and simplify I/O integration. Programmable using any IEC 61131-3 language, controller supports B-BC device profile and features MODBUS TCP/UDP Ethernet ports, SD card functionality, and Web visualization. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Smart Grid Controllers include DNP3 communication gateway.

August 19, 2015

Smart Grid Controllers include versions that communicate in Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3), which is used for communication between data acquisition and control equipment and enables outstations to create link to provider&#39;s SCADA system and other equipment. While scalable controllers are available in Ethernet 2.0, Universal Smart Grid solution supports IEC and DNP3 protocols. WAGO-I/O-PRO configuration software facilitates parameterization for any application. Read More