NMW 2003: Wago launches CC-Link compatible buscoupler

Chicago, IL—Wago Corp. (Germantown, WI) announced March 3 at National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2003 at McCormick Place the latest addition to its Wago I/O System—the CC-Link Buscoupler, part number 750-310.


Chicago, IL— Wago Corp. (Germantown, WI) announced March 3 at National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2003 at McCormick Place the latest addition to its Wago I/O System—the CC-Link Buscoupler, part number 750-310. For applications that presently use the CC-Link network or even those considering using this field network system, CC-Link Buscoupler is a slave device that allows easy connection of high-density digital, analog and special function I/O to the system. These special functions include counter, serial, PWM, temperature, and encoder modules.

'By adding this buscoupler to the I/O System line of products, Wago continues to offer flexible, cost effective solutions for device-level, open networks,' says Charles Cook, Wago's technical manager. 'Another important aspect is that this coupler ensures a reliable connection of high density I/O that customers are demanding.'

CC-Link Buscoupler uses two selector switches to easily address the node. A third selector switch is used to set five different baud rates (156 kbps, 625 kbps, 2.5 Mbps, 5 Mbps, and 10 Mbps) and two address modes (fixed address and auto address). In fixed-address mode, the coupler can be pre-configured to use up to four addresses from CC-Link, regardless of how many I/O modules are connected to the coupler. In auto-address mode, the coupler determines the number addresses to assign to the node based on the number of I/O modules connected to the coupler (one to four addresses per node). This feature allows effective utilization of the amount of data being transmitted (per node) on the CC-Link network.

As with all couplers in the Wago I/O System family, the 24 V dc supply voltage is distributed automatically to the I/O modules via the Power Jumper Contact System, and data is automatically connected via the Data Contact System. In addition, the CC-Link coupler offers connection of up to 64 I/O modules; maximum bus line distance of up to 1,200 meters; transmission speed of up to 10 Mpbs; maximum I/O process image of 14 bytes digital (2 byte system) or 32 bytes analog; and is connected via a 9 PIN D-sub to the bus line (twisted pair).

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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