Machine-mount I/O connects to fieldbuses

Harrisburg, PA—Phoenix Contact reports that its IP65/67 machine-mount I/O family, Fieldline I/O, has been expanded to include the firm’s Fieldline Modular I/O, which connects to fieldbus protocols.


Harrisburg, PA— Phoenix Contact reports that its IP65/67 machine-mount I/O family, Fieldline I/O, has been expanded to include the firm’s Fieldline Modular I/O, which connects to fieldbus protocols, and provides a solution where high concentrations of I/O points or a variety of signal types are required. Fieldline Modular and Fieldline Stand-Alone jointly create an I/O system that meets IP67 application needs.

Fieldline Modular I/O’s configuration starts with a fieldbus interface module with eight built-in digital inputs. From the interface module, up to 16 self-addressing digital and analog I/O modules can be connected, spanning a distance of 20 meters. The flexible inter-module connections enable placement of I/O modules around mechanical restrictions, creating a distributed I/O network that is independent of the fieldbus. This reduces design costs by providing machine standardized I/O layouts with fieldbus flexibility. This approach also allows faster machine cycle times by reducing the fieldbus’ network load.

Fieldline Modular I/O is equipped with Phoenix’s new Speedcon M12 connection technology. With its quick-locking system, a half turn makes a watertight, vibration-proof connection to sensors, actuators, bus cables, and power. Speedcon works with all standard M12 connectors, requiring no special adapters, and making it backward, forward, and future compatible.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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