Machine Design

Block-Style I/O Modules

Inline Block I/O modules include 16 and 32-channel digital-block modules and are compatible with a number of fieldbus protocols, including Interbus, Profibus DP, DeviceNet, and CanOpen.

The 2-in.-high compact modules are said to install easily into distributed control panels or control-cabinet doors. I/O and communications are integrated into one unit, and sensor and actuator cables connect without tools through removable wiring arms. Startup is straightforward due to extensive diagnostic and color-coded wiring indicators. The same consistent marking, labeling, and diagnostic conventions help minimize wiring and maintenance errors.

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Box 4100, Harrisburg, PA 17111,
(800) 586-5525,

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