DeviceNet(TM) Gateway expands fieldbus I/O.

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Using I/Oassistant software for configuration, parameter setup, documentation, commissioning, and diagnostics, BL20 DeviceNet Gateway accepts up to 32 I/O modules, resulting in system that can handle up to 512 digital I/O points or 128 analog I/O points. Gateway is compatible with TURCK's BL20 slices, including motor starter modules with SWIRE communication technology. SWIRE consists of single I/O slice within BL20 node and uses ribbon cable media to daisy-chain to motor starters.



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Cost-Effective I/O Expansion on DeviceNet(TM), PROFIBUS®-DP and CANopen Networks



Minneapolis, Minn.-December 17, 2008-TURCK has expanded its line of BL20 economy modules with the release of a DeviceNet(TM) gateway. This addition augments TURCK's current PROFIBUS®-DP and CANopen gateways for the BL20 economy system.

BL20 economy gateways provide a cost-effective solution for expanding fieldbus I/O. Up to 32 I/O modules-including digital and analog-can be connected to each gateway, resulting in a system that can handle up to 512 digital I/O points or 128 analog I/O points on a single gateway. Users can optionally select digital and analog I/O combined on a single node. BL20 gateways utilize TURCK's I/Oassistant software package for configuration, parameter setup, documentation, commissioning and diagnostic functions. The I/Oassistant package may be downloaded for free at www.turck.us.

The BL20 economy gateways are compatible with TURCK's standard BL20 slices, including new motor starter modules with the SWIRE communication technology. A SWIRE connection consists of a single I/O slice within the BL20 node and uses ribbon cable media to daisy-chain to the motor starters. The BL20 economy gateways can accommodate up to three SWIRE slices for a total of 48 non-reversing motor starters (16 per slice) or 24 reversing motor starters (8 per slice). Motor starters range in size from .08 to 20 horsepower.

The BL20 economy gateways are also compatible with TURCK's RFID system, BL ident, which can read and write data on-the-fly using 13.56MHZ technology-even with speeds up to 22mph (10 m/s).

TURCK is an industry leader providing superior quality sensing, connectivity and network products to help manufacturers improve their automated processes. For other TURCK product or technical information, contact: 1-800-544-7769 www.turck.us turckusa@turck.com

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