I/O Modules target small and midsize applications.

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Compatible with CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controller, Compact I/O line features rackless design that extends benefits of Integrated Architecture to small and midsize applications. Digital output Model 1769-OB32T consists of 32-point, 24 Vdc module that uses standard single-slot plastic case. Digital output Model 1769-OG16 and digital input Model 1769-IG16 are 16-point, 5 Vdc units with single-slot plastic case. All feature tongue-and-groove design that locks modules together.

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New Compact I/O Modules From Rockwell Automation Extend the Versatility of Integrated Architecture to Smaller Applications

New I/O modules help users conserve panel space and provide unparalleled performance, functionality and ease of use

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2006 - System designers and end users have more options to choose from now that Rockwell Automation has added three new modules to its Allen Bradley Compact I/O product line. Compatible with the Allen Bradley CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controller, the Compact I/O line features a patented, rackless design that extends the benefits of Integrated Architecture to small and midsize applications.

Integrated Architecture helps to improve user's productivity and can reduce total cost of ownership by providing unparalleled functionality, flexibility and scalability. As part of the Logix Control Platform, CompactLogix also addresses a full range of control and information needs using sophisticated control, networking, visualization and information technologies.

"OEMs and end users seek flexible, cost-effective systems that can accommodate a wide range of applications without sacrificing performance or usability," said Jeff Petro, product manager, Rockwell Automation. "With one millisecond I/O updates over the backplane and high-density 32 modules, the new modules are a testament to the trend toward fast, space-conserving I/O."

The new Compact I/O modules include the 1769-OB32T digital output, the 1769-IG16 input, and the 1769-OG16 output.

The 1769-OB32T digital output module is a 32-point 24V dc module. It uses the standard single-slot plastic case developed specifically for customers that require high density I/O with a focus on panel space savings.

The new digital modules, including the 1769-OG16 output and 1769-IG16 input are 16-point 5V dc modules. They feature a standard, single-slot plastic case and increase flexibility by allowing users to connect to low voltage devices.

All three of the new Compact I/O modules are currently available and feature a unique tongue-and-groove design that locks the modules together. This modularity allows users to mix and match up to 30 Compact I/O modules to build exactly the system they need. This design also means the I/O modules can be installed on a panel with two mounting screws or on a DIN rail, eliminating the need for a rack and conserving panel space.
Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the Compact I/O modules, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, ext. 1960.

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