I/O Accessories withstand harsh, industrial environments.

Press Release Summary:

Series ZK1020 IP-Link Bridge Connectors and Series ZS5300 I/O Mounting Rails are suited for applications that require IP67-rated I/O terminals mounted outside of cabinet and directly on machines. Connectors are used for high-density, side-by-side Fieldbus Box I/O mounting where modules are 0-5 mm apart. Made of 1.5 mm thick stainless steel with pre-cut M3 threads to attach I/O modules, Mounting Rails come in 500 mm long increments and mount on machines with M5 screws.

Original Press Release:

New Beckhoff Machine-Mount I/O Accessories Simplify Installation

IP-Link Bridge connectors and mounting rails bring greater application efficiency to IP67 I/O for harsh environments

MINNEAPOLIS, November 17, 2005 - In order to bring even greater efficiency to machine-mounted I/O applications, Beckhoff Automation has introduced new ZK1020 IP-Link Bridge connectors and ZS5300 I/O mounting rails. These new accessories are designed to simplify the installation of Beckhoff Fieldbus Box I/O. They are ideal for applications that require rugged IP67-rated I/O terminals mounted outside of a cabinet and directly on machines such as those for processing and packaging industries.

The ZK1020 IP-Link Bridge connectors are for high-density, side-by-side Fieldbus Box I/O mounting where modules are from 0 to 5mm apart. Beyond reducing the amount of exposed cables, these connectors integrate standard IP-Link fiber and are shock and vibration resistant.

The ZS5300 mounting rails help save time and simplify Fieldbus Box extension module installation. The rails are made of 1.5 mm thick stainless steel with pre-cut M3 threads to attach the I/O modules. The rails can be mounted on machines with M5 screws (5.3 mm slots). The rails come in 500 mm long increments - suitable for up to 15 Beckhoff Fieldbus Box extension modules with 2 mm of space between each module. The rail can be easily cut on site to specified lengths.

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 50 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 Fieldbus Box Accessories" to:
Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave. S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888
e-mail: beckhoff.usa@beckhoff.com

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