Advanced design DeviceNet I/O blocks

Balluff developed a new family of machine mount DeviceNet I/O modules. The company claims the network connection blocks, unlike older blocks where connectors are exposed to physical damage, gives modules a low profile that also brings cordsets closer and out of harm’s way. The modules answer the demand for powerful and safe output-capable modules, with output current ratings from 1.
By Staff September 1, 2007
Balluff DeviceNet modules include 16 point input-only, 8 point output-only, 16 point configurable, and combination 8 point input and 8 point output models.

Balluff developed a new family of machine mount DeviceNet I/O modules. The company claims the network connection blocks, unlike older blocks where connectors are exposed to physical damage, gives modules a low profile that also brings cordsets closer and out of harm’s way. The modules answer the demand for powerful and safe output-capable modules, with output current ratings from 1.6 to 2.0 Amps, while allowing the customer to customize the reaction of each point to a fault or idle condition on the network.

Designed to reduce maintenance and downtime, the fully potted metal housing can withstand long duty in abusive environments. For high visibility and easy troubleshooting, the network blocks show I/O point status on some of the largest LEDs in the business. These LEDs also signal faulted points due to short circuits or overload conditions. Each point is labeled at the bit level for ease of correspondence back to the PLC. Externally mounted rotary dials for the address and data transfer rate aid commissioning and module replacement.

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