Product Exclusive: Compact IO system modules integrate plug-and-play electronics
Lenze Americas, manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control, and automation technology, introduces the modular L-force I/O-System 1000, which incorporates intelligent electronics and an innovative mechanical concept to deliver a higher degree of value and machine automation functionality.
The slim-line Lenze I/O-System 1000 features a highly deterministic method of controlling input and output modules and the ability to read touch probe inputs required for synchronized movements in cyclic production processes. A minimal internal cycle time and a time stamp ensure the I/O-System 1000 is suitable for real-time-based architectures and can meet the most stringent automation speed requirements.
“The innovative I/O-System 1000 blends diagnostic ability, readability, and labeling in an optimum compact configuration. The enhanced modular design ranks among the most effective and state-of-the-art decentralized I/O systems available on today’s market,” said Craig Dahlquist, application engineer, Lenze Americas.
Lenze I/O-System 1000 modules allow eight connection points in 12.5 mm of space on a conventional DIN rail. A clearly structured labeling and diagnostics concept includes easily identifiable status LEDs with a single labeling field uniquely assigned to each LED. An I/O 1000 station can be assembled completely without tools, with up to 64 modules configured to form a station using the integrated backplane bus. Digital output modules include a module with two integrated relays (dc 30 V / ac 230 V, 5 A). The product range includes function modules for connecting thermal resistors and thermocouples, a range of counter modules, and a module for evaluating encoders with an SSI interface.
Plug-and-play electronic modules eliminate the need for field wiring and simplify module replacement. Tension spring terminals and the block diagram on the housing help prevent mis-mating and facilitate a secure connection during installation and maintenance.
“With the Lenze I/O 1000 virtually all decentralized automation tasks can be realized in the simplest and most cost-effective manner, without sacrificing functionality and performance,” added Dahlquist. Lenze products can be found in many industries, including automotive, packaging, material handling and logistics, robotics, and commercial equipment (pumps/fans).
Lenze Americas, the American subsidiary of Lenze SE of Germany, is headquartered in Uxbridge, Massachusetts; corporate global headquarters are in Hamelin, Germany.
This is a Product Exclusive in the November 2011 Control Engineering North American Edition. See archived issues here…