I/O Module connects pushbuttons to Devicenet(TM).

Press Release Summary:

With IP67-rated, built-in DeviceNet eurofast® connector, FDN20 DeviceNet station fits into any standard pushbutton enclosure. Screw terminals are accessible from inside enclosure, and unit powers I/O from DeviceNet. Model FDN20-4S-4XSG-E has 4 dedicated inputs and 4 inputs or outputs and can handle following I/O mixes: 8 in, 7 in/1 out, 6 in/2 out, 5 in/3 out, or 4 in/4 out.

Original Press Release:

FDN20 Connects Every Pushbutton To Devicenet(TM)

Minneapolis, MN-September 30, 2003-InterlinkBT® announces their new FDN20 DeviceNet station to connect every pushbutton to a DeviceNet(TM) network.

The FDN20-4S-4XSG-E is the perfect pushbutton solution. It is compact, rugged, and inexpensive, and has a built-in DeviceNet eurofast® connector. The FDN20 easily fits into any standard pushbutton enclosure.

Mounting the FDN20 is easy. Simply drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the pushbutton enclosure. The FDN20's DeviceNet(TM) eurofast® connector is then inserted into the hole and the lock nut is tightened. The DeviceNet eurofast® connector extends out the base of the pushbutton enclosure and is ready for connection to a network drop cable. The I/O screw terminals are easily accessible inside the enclosure.

No other cables are needed. The FDN20 powers its input and outputs from DeviceNet(TM). This is ideal for dry contact inputs and indicator outputs.

The FDN20 is very rugged. The eurofast® connector is rated IP67; so you can create a sealed pushbutton enclosure. It has an operating temperature range of -25C to 70C. The printed circuit board is coated to protect electronics against condensation within the enclosure. A version of the FDN20 is also available without the eurofast® connector.

The FDN20-4S-4XSG-E is extremely flexible. It has 4 dedicated inputs and 4 inputs or outputs, and can handle any of the following I/O mixes: 8 in, 7 in/1 out, 6 in/2 out, 5 in/3 out, or 4 in/4 out.

InterlinkBT is a leading supplier of advanced bus network solutions to help manufacturers improve their automated processes, products and profits. For other InterlinkBT products or technical assistance, please contact, Engineering Support, toll-free: 888.546.5880, visit us on the web: interlinkbt.com, or email: mail@interlinkbt.com.

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