PC-based network interface cards for robotic manufacturers, complex machine builders, system integrators

Molex's Brad PC Network Interface Cards are a PC-based control solution for machine builders, manufacturers, and integrators and feature configuration software and development libraries as well as an OPC data server in one package.

07/10/2014


Molex's Brad PC Network Interface Cards are a PC-based control solution for machine builders, manufacturers, and integrators and feature configuration software and development libraries as well as an OPC data server in one package. Courtesy: MolexMolex's Brad applicomIO fieldbus Network Interface Card (NIC) is a PC-based control solution designed to provide the NIC, configuration software, development libraries and OPC data server in one package for successful implementation of control applications. The cards are designed for robotic manufacturers, complex machine builders and system integrators looking to switch from dedicated DCSs (Distributed Control Systems) and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) to a PC-based system.

The system meets a large range of connectivity needs for both legacy and more recent Ethernet fieldbus protocols including Profibus DP, CANopen, DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP and Profinet. Because the protocols have the ability to function in both master and slave modes, the cards can act as either a controller or a device on the network. The system supports up to eight cards plugged into a single PC and can run on various operating systems including the latest Windows versions.

It features a single development library, which allows for one user application across all fieldbus protocols. Additionally, the onboard Ethernet port enables remote configuration and diagnostics in non-Windows operating systems while the simulation mode simplifies user application testing.

Molex Incorporated

www.molex.com 

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