Communications & Networks
Advanced I/O blocks
February 18, 2008 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Balluff has introduced a completely new family of four machine mount DeviceNet I/O modules. The I/O blocks are part of a new line of ODVA -approved connectivity products that allow design and construction of virtually any DeviceNet network. The heart of BalluffÃs network component system is a series of new design machine-mount I/O blocks. These blocks include 16 input-only, 16 point configurable, 8 input/8 output, and 8 output-only models. All blocks come with a complement of innovative features that Balluff customers have been requesting. These include robust, full metal low profile housings that can survive rough treatment and still keep cables protected, high density inputs enabling the use of splitters to double the input count, easily accessible set up switches to make addressing and setting the baud rate fast and simple, and large, highly visible status LEDs.