Ethernet IO modules: Rugged, on-machine, high-speed, synchronized

Rockwell Automation EtherNet/IP-based on-machine distributed I/O has CIP Sync technology, an industry first, the company said. Allen-Bradley Slim ArmorBlock I/O modules have Sequence of Events (SOE) and Scheduled Output capability to improve response time and overall machine performance.

06/15/2012


Rockwell Automation EtherNet/IP-based on-machine distributed I/O has CIP Sync technology, an industry first, the company said. Allen-Bradley 1732E Slim ArmorBlock digital Scheduled Output module has Sequence of Events (SOE) and Scheduled Output capabilityRockwell Automation expanded its Allen Bradley ArmorBlock I/O line to help users deploy distributed I/O in high-speed applications. The new 1732E Slim ArmorBlock digital Scheduled Output module can schedule an output in 1 microsecond increments and trigger multiple outputs at high-speed intervals of 100 microseconds. This is useful in motion applications where higher resolution of outputs is required for more precise control and synchronization. By using CIP Sync distributed time synchronization, the new 1732E Slim ArmorBlock digital SOE input module can register any axis position within the system accurately with a single time-stamp input. It reduces wiring costs and installation time, compared with the conventional method.

“As synchronization is required to achieve precise coordination and control of high speed applications, the performance of the machine is often dependent on the controller’s scan time,” said Eddy Lek, distributed I/O product manager, Rockwell Automation. “Switching to a time-based I/O solution allows users to do predictive events and schedule outputs, which improves the coordinated response and overall manufacturing performance.”

The I/O offer a sealed housing rated for IP65/67/69K environments, which eliminates the need for a protective enclosure. Ideally suited for automotive, material handling and semiconductor applications, users can connect it directly to sensors and actuators using plug-and-play connectors, reducing wiring, labor costs and errors associated with long wiring runs.

The new 1732E Slim ArmorBlock I/O blocks include the 1732E-8CFGM8R, 1732E-IB8M8SOER and 1732E-OB8M8SR modules. Each ArmorBlock module is equipped with dual-port Ethernet for linear topology, as well as dual-port auxiliary power connectors for daisy chain of 24 V dc power.

http://ab.rockwellautomation.com/IO/On-Machine-Block-IO/1732-ArmorBlock-IO 

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager CFE Media, Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineermhoske(at)cfemedia.com.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
Detecting security breaches: Forensic invenstigations depend on knowing your networks inside and out; Wireless workers; Opening robotic control; Product exclusive: Robust encoders
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.