I/O Controllers

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Software

Motion Control Products improve performance of automation systems.

April 1, 2015

Able to utilize MECHATROLINK-III motion network and utilize its cycle time and network connectivity, MP3300iec machine controller makes automated equipment more responsive by boosting processing speed and memory capacity. MotionWorks IEC v3 software fosters effective automation programming via support for PLCopen Part 4, built-in cam editor, HMI tagging tool, and logic analyzer. As remote I/O solution, VIPA SLIO system accelerates and facilitates addition of power and signal capability. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Capacitive Touchscreen Controllers enhance mobile devices.

March 12, 2015

TrueTouch® CYTT21X/31X, available in 44-, 48-, and 56-pin QFN packages, enable thin-profile smartphones, e-readers, and tablets to offer multiple advanced features. While CYTT31X supports input from passive stylus with tip as fine as 2.5 mm, CYTT21X supports face detection feature that prevents unintended touches from hanging up call. Controllers leverage Cypress Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM®) sensor structures and automatically switch between glove, stylus, and finger tracking. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Control and I/O Products offer total plant automation.

March 12, 2015

Consisting of DIN rail-mounted control and I/O products based on scalable architecture and flexible design, Symphony® Plus SD Series optimizes energy efficiency in diverse operating environments within power and water industries. Able to withstand  temperatures from -20 to +70°C without additional environmental protection, series is especially suited for applications where control is distributed over wide area in harsh conditions, such as wind and solar power plants. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Compact Controllers target series production machines.

March 4, 2015

Combining CPU with I/O in one enclosure, Simatic S7-1511C is 85 mm wide with 32 digital IO ports and bit performance of 60 ns, while S7-1512C is 110 mm wide with 64 digital IO ports and bit performance of 48 ns. Both can be expanded to include additional connections using signal modules if required. Functions such as metering, measuring, and positioning are integrated into hardware. For integrating into networks, both models have Profinet connection with 2 ports and integrated Web server. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller features Boolean logic.

December 23, 2014

Featuring expandable design for assembly applications, Model XS26-2 monitors numerous input devices, including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, interlocked guards/gates, optical sensors, and safety mats. Base controller offers 26 inputs and 2 dual safety outputs, allowing user to connect safety devices to single controller instead of multiple relay modules. Supplied in 45 x 110 mm DIN rail housing, controller accepts up to 8 optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Controller and I/O Modules operate in harsh environments.

November 25, 2014

Comprising controller and I/O modules, X20c series is constructed to handle all environmental conditions. Coating on electronics module protects components and circuit board from effects of condensation and corrosive gases with effectiveness checked against BMW GS 95011-4 and EN 60068-2-6 test method 4. Functionally compatible with existing models, series operates from -25 to +60°C and features certification for maritime applications from Germanischer Lloyd. Read More

Controls & Controllers

HMI+PLC Unit offers extensive analog capability.

November 11, 2014

Combining operator interface and control in single package, all programmable with PC-based software, FT1A Touch 14 I/O provides up to 158 discrete and analog input and outputs using FT1A controllers as Remote I/O slaves. Unit features PID control, Ethernet communications, and built-in 3.8 in. touchscreen HMI. Two-point built-in analog inputs accept 4–20 mA in addition to 0–10 Vdc, and 2 built-in analog outputs were added, each configurable as 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Flexible Industrial IoT MCUs support variety of applications.

October 28, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, S6E2C series features 200 MHz operating frequency and supports diverse on-chip peripherals for HMIs and M2M communications. Dual-bank flash array allows seamless OTA in-application reprogramming, and architecture is optimized for efficient data movement with 16 kB flash accelerator, allowing zero wait state execution. Other features include 5 V I/O and up to 2MB flash and 256 KB SRAM memory with native 72 MHz access speed. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Drop-In Replacement Controllers offer expandable I/O capacity.

September 17, 2014

With footprint identical to original Bear Bones for mechanical drop-in replacement capability, P- Series Bear Bones Controllers include open-board controllers, specialty function expanders, and I/O expanders. Features include digital and analog I/O; CAN network communication via OptiCAN, J1939, and NMEA 2000; Modbus TCP over Ethernet; LCD; keypad; and RTC. DIO capabilities may be expanded by up to 31 plug-in I/O expanders, each providing another 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Industrial Relay Controllers feature LAN interface.

July 9, 2014

Providing both SPST and SPDT channels as well as digital input channels, IA-3721-E Series Controllers can be used as DHCP Servers or as Static IP devices, set via built-in web page. Devices support Dry-Contact inputs and outputs, and can serve as dual 32-bit event counters at input frequency rate up to 3 KHz, defined by software-controlled filter. Digital and Counter data may be logged by polling or by automatic report mechanism, initiated by Input Status change or time period. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Controllers with Integrated I/O support unlimited expansion.

June 10, 2014

As standard, X20 comes with 32 built-in digital and analog I/O channels and x86 processor. Integrated POWERLINK, standard Ethernet, CAN, RS232, and USB interfaces are also available. Compact controllers have integrated I/O, and I/O modules can be connected locally or remotely using cables. Controllers are available with 200 and 400 MHz CPU frequencies and, depending on variant, up to 256 MB RAM and 16 kB nonvolatile onboard RAM. Built-in flash drive with up to 4 GB is also available. Read More

Controls & Controllers

I/O Controllers suit embedded machine control applications.

May 29, 2014

Using distributed input/output architecture, SuperIOr™ Controllers support complex control and interlock strategies that require high-speed distributed I/O. Units can simultaneously manage up to 1,000 inputs and outputs with sub-ms response times. Composed of Master Control Module™ connected to network of Remote Interface Modules™, systems can operate under control of customer-supplied supervisory host computer, or autonomously as system computer for entire machine. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Electronic Controller suits mobile hydraulic applications.

May 28, 2014

Offering 4 PWM driver outputs with closed-loop current control, Model RC4-5 compensates for changes in voltage and resistance. Adjustable parameters for solenoid current, linearization, and PWM frequency adapt RC4-5 to variety of 12 and 24 V electro-proportional components. Sensors may be directly connected to controller, while 2 CAN bus channels offer communication gateways to joysticks, displays, and engines. With 80 MHz, 32-bit processor, RC4-5 can handle multiple simultaneous control tasks. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multifunctional I/O Controller meets diverse task requirements.

April 9, 2014

Suited for level, temperature, humidity, pressure control tasks, IA-3340-U has two 16-bit analog input channels, 2 digital input channels, and 2 relays. Stable and noise-free current and voltage input device, based on Delta Sigma Technology, offer reading accuracy of 0.1% and reading rate of ~6 readings/sec. Powered and controlled via USB port, controller can be used both as 2 elementary level comparators with preset level for each channel or slave device controlled by host PC or PLC. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Industrial 96-Channel DIO Controller has LAN (TCP/IP) interface.

January 23, 2014

Ethernet relay board IA-2662-E is equipped with LAN (TCP/IP) interface firmware that enables control over single board or group of boards at once to facilitate efficient computer control via Ethernet, local network, or wireless network. Assigned with IP address, board can be controlled and monitored via included software utility or open source code software examples. Self-contained solution includes onboard pluggable screw terminal blocks, Ethernet port, and local MCU. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Embedded Single-Chip PLC helps reduce development time.

January 7, 2014

Available in module, P-Series PLC on a Chip™ operates over -40 to 85°C range and can be added to any embedded application. Hardware features include Ethernet communications and Modbus TCP; serial communications, including Modbus master and slave; as well as counter/timer functionality. Other features include 164 DIO, up to eight 12-bit analog inputs and one 10-bit analog output, integrated real-time clock; SD card interface; SPI ports; quadrature counter; user memory; and 2 CAN ports.
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Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Distributed I/O System offers low parts variance.

November 22, 2013

Featuring scalable design, SIMATIC® ET 200MP I/O System includes digital I/O modules with short filtering times and analog modules with conversion times down to 125 µs for 8 channels. Digital modules offer IP20 protection and are scalable with self-assembling backplane bus. By guaranteeing clear assignment of module and front connector, mechanical slot coding system minimizes chance for incorrect wiring. One-to-one arrangement of modules and diagnostic LEDs clearly display operational status. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

PLCs support discrete and analog I/O modules.

November 8, 2013

Using Terminator field I/O hardware, Do-more T1H Series supports up to 256 I/O points in 3 stackable rows. I/O Configuration window performs full auto-discovery of all I/O modules in local drop, simplifying system configuration. For larger applications, Ethernet-based remote I/O can be connected for hundreds of additional points. With built-in simulator, Do-more Designer software creates virtual PLC so logic can be tested without PLC present. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Modular I/O System suits large scale manufacturing plants.

October 11, 2013

Designed for harsh environments, iDCS-8000 Distributed I/O System communicates with controllers via various interfaces. I/O modules plugged into rack can be configured for single or redundant operations and can automatically update I/O data to communications modules. Hot-swapping allows for replacement of I/O cartridges without shutting down system, while auto configuration allows last settings to automatically configure replacement module. System also provides dual watchdogs and fault detection. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

USB PCB Kit and Software support LDTC and PTC PCB models.

July 18, 2013

Expanding capabilities of Wavelength Electronics controllers, USBKIT and QuickConnect™ software support all LDTC integrated temperature and laser diode controllers as well as all PTC PCB-mount temperature control models. USBKIT provides computer control of output currents up to 12.5 A, while software provides intuitive virtual panel for control of laser diode driver, temperature controller, and auxiliary monitor as well as full graphing and datalogging of selected parameters. Read More