Ethernet/IP I/O Modules are IP67 rated.

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Designed for EtherNet/IP, Series IL230x-B905 Fieldbus Box modules include four 24 Vdc inputs and 4 outputs. Equipped with 8, M8, or M12 signal connections, fully-sealed and rugged modules are suited for mounting on machines and anywhere moisture and dust resistant IP67 I/O is needed outside of a cabinet. Up to 120 Extension Box modules can be connected to Fieldbus box via integrated IP-Link connection.

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Beckhoff Automation Introduces EtherNet/IP Fieldbus Box I/O Modules with IP 67 Rating

Rugged EtherNet/IP modules are for direct mounting in demanding environments

MINNEAPOLIS, August 16, 2007 - In order to provide EtherNet/IP I/O solutions for harsh environments, Beckhoff Automation has announced the new IL230x-B905 Fieldbus Box modules for EtherNet/IP.

After successfully implementing EtherNet/IP in the in-cabinet IP 20 I/O world with the award-winning BK9105 Bus Coupler, Beckhoff now also offers a solution for more severe operating conditions via the IL230x-B905 modules. The modules include four 24 V DC inputs and four outputs.

Beckhoff's fully-sealed and rugged Fieldbus Box product line is ideal for mounting on machines and anywhere moisture and dust resistant IP 67 I/O is needed outside of a cabinet. These robust fieldbus modules are equipped with 8, M8 or M12 signal connections.

With the addition of the new IL230x-B905 modules into the Fieldbus Box family, EtherNet/IP users can now benefit from one of the most comprehensive IP 67 fieldbus product offerings available. The open Fieldbus Box I/O family from Beckhoff supports three Industrial Ethernet variants: EtherCAT, Ethernet TCP/IP, and most recently, EtherNet/IP.

A standardized d-coded M12 socket connects other EtherNet/IP devices and the Fieldbus Box, forming a secure connection system that has been tried and tested in industry. Connecton to the IP 67 Fieldbus box is achieved via coded cables and connectors, allowing easy installation and service in the field. Up to 120 Extension Box modules can be connected via the integrated IP-Link connection. In addition to digital input, output and combined boxes, analog and special signals are also available.

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

Please send readers' questions regarding "Beckhoff EtherNet/IP Fieldbus Box" to:

Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave. S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888

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