Exclusive: I/O servers use Ethernet

Moxa’s new ioMirror E3000 peer-to-peer I/O server provides an easy way to connect input signals to remote outputs over an IP network.


Moxa’s ioMirror E3000 peer-to-peer I/O server connects input signals to remote outputs over an IP network without requiring a PLC or PC controller, programming, or additional wiring.

Moxa’s new ioMirror E3000 peer-to-peer I/O server provides an easy way to connect input signals to remote outputs over an IP network. It transmits input signals over a network without requiring a PLC or PC as a controller. Signal mapping is handled automatically by ioMirror hardware. No ladder or C programming is required. ioMirror servers can be installed on a network to connect remote sensor signals to PLC controllers, DCS systems, or display devices, without additional signal wires.

Input signals can be easily extended over Ethernet from one ioMirror server to another, without programming or a separate controller. Ethernet makes this a powerful way to increase the range of input signals for remote control and monitoring applications, says Moxa. Using ioMirror for signal extension also reduces wiring costs, eliminates signal degradation problems, and helps connect to areas where physical access is limited or difficult.

The ioMirror servers are configured using ioAdmin for Microsoft Windows, which can be run from a local or remote host to set up input-to-output signal mapping between the devices. Basic Configuration is provided for simple mapping of all channels from one server to another. Advanced Configuration is used for customized channel-to-channel mapping and allows one input channel to be mapped to up to 16 output channels. Server relationships and signal direction are presented with simple graphics to make signal mapping quick and accurate.

Key features of ioMirror include remote digital input mapped to local digital output over Ethernet; high speed peer-to-peer I/O transmission (within 20 ms); broadcast sensor signals to up to 16 locations; setup by Web console or ioAdmin utility; local alarm and remote alarm messaging, and Modbus/TCP support for remote monitoring.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
Variable speed drives: Smooth, efficient, electrically quite motion control; Process control upgrades; Mobile intelligence; Product finalists: Vote now; Product Exclusives
Machine design tips: Pneumatic or electric; Software upgrades; Ethernet advantages; Additive manufacturing; Engineering Leaders; Product exclusives: PLC, HMI, IO
This article collection contains the 5 most referenced articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security