Florence, KY – Balluff’s new line of EtherNet/IP™ machine-mount I/O blocks provides seamless communication down to the sensors and actuators and, along with supporting cables and accessories, offers immediate cost savings with long-term performance.
The comprehensive line of EtherNet/IP™ products includes twelve versions of machine-mount I/O blocks, an IP 67 unmanaged switch, network cables and accessories. At the heart of the line are the I/O blocks. These blocks have a low initial cost per point and are designed to save money over the life of the system with maximum uptime and easy maintenance.
Fast and easy IP addressing can be accomplished using BOOTP/ DHCP, through an IP67 IP Address Plug (IPAP), via a pushbutton display (100 series only), or web pages. Backlit for easy reading, the addressable display shows all the octets of the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address while push buttons allow for easy adjustment of any octet of the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address. Detachable for rapid module replacement, the IPAP stores the module’s addressing information in a convenient quick-disconnect unit.
Certified by ODVA to ensure interoperability, these I/O blocks operate at up to 100 Mbit/s speeds. The Ethernet cordset attachment point uses a rugged metal threaded M12 D-coded port. Balluff also offers a full line of physical media, including M12 (D-code) connectors, RJ45 adapters, bulkheads, and any other accessory to complete an industrial Ethernet installation.
No other industrial network has seen a growth explosion like Industrial Ethernet. The rapid growth is fueled by the seamless communication from plant level down to the sensors and actuators. With high-speed, deterministic throughput and the proven reliability of the physical layer, Industrial Ethernet networks will continue to grow for years to come.
EtherNet/IP™ has become a popular network for connecting field devices to centralized control solutions from Allen Bradley™ and other suppliers. EtherNet/IP™ allows designers to seamlessly integrate a broad range of compatible connectivity products from many manufacturers.
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