EtherNet/IP module designed to shorten production cycles
Belden’s Lumberg Automation Input/Output Network-Ruggedized (LioN-R) EtherNet/IP modules have added a quick connect feature, which is designed to contribute to faster overall production cycles for industrial applications where robots drive the automation process. The quick connect feature is designed to ensure that the modules can quickly and efficiently power up and join an EtherNet/IP network after a tool exchange on a robot has been performed. This reduces the time it takes for the automatic tool changers (ATCs) found on robots to exchange tools and switch out the task the robot performs.
Minimized ATC changeover time allows industrial markets like automotive manufacturers and logistic companies to adjust robots to serve multiple purposes. This reduces the number of robots needed, minimizing maintenance requirements and production cycle downtime. Other features of the LioN-R EtherNet/IP include an IP67 degree of protection an M12 connection, integrated dual-port switch to facilitate line and ring topologies, three modules providing flexibility, a fail-safe function, and an operating temperature range of -10 C to 60 C.
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