Plug-and-play wiring system for output devices

Milwaukee, WI — To help OEMs and panel builders reduce installation time and expense and maximize panel space, Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-Bradley PanelConnect wiring system for output devices and NEMA 4X-rated for inputs and outputs modules.

01/17/2003


Milwaukee, WI - To help OEMs and panel builders reduce installation time and expense and maximize panel space, Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-Bradley PanelConnect wiring system for output devices and NEMA 4X-rated for inputs and outputs modules. The wiring system allows assemblers to quickly and easily connect input and output devices to programmable controllers without the need of din rails or terminal blocks. PanelConnect for outputs is ideal for OEMs looking for a cost-effective, plug-and-play solution for connecting output devices, like pneumatic valves, through the panel enclosure.

''In wiring pneumatic valves, for example, OEMs are forced to deal with multi-pin connectors and screw-wired terminal blocks to achieve an effective through-panel connection,'' said James Hribar, product manager, Rockwell Automation. ''The new PanelConnect output module eliminates this time-consuming step by providing a single plug-in connection through the wall of the cabinet while maintaining an IP65 (NEMA 4) rating allowing OEMs to set up and disassemble machines with greater ease.''

Designed for stand-alone or non-DeviceNet applications in the packaging, automotive and food and beverage industries, The product supports Allen-Bradley PLC I/O architectures including Allen-Bradley 1769 Compact I/O, 1746 SLC 500 I/O, 1756 ControlLogix I/O and 1771 Universal I/O. In addition, PanelConnect modules are designed to work with the Allen-Bradley connection systems, as well as a variety of leading field connection systems, including both North American and European (metric) connectors.


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Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
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