Communications & Networks
PSSuniversal 2 expands with new head modules for EtherNet/IP
January 31, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jan. 31, 2018 – Pilz has expanded its remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 by a head module with EtherNet/IP interface, which according to the company, will deliver the necessary openness for smooth communication in various control environments on an Ethernet basis.
In the remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2, there is already a head module available with Profinet PROFIsafe interface, in addition to the new EtherNet/IP head module with CIP safety. Pilz says this openness makes the data exchange with the various master control systems easier, irrespective of the machine type and the existing system environment. The remote I/O system can be adapted by changing the head module for existing system environments. To exchange the head module, users save their configuration data locally on a microSD card, then transfer the data to the new head module with EtherNet/IP interface. The I/O modules can be used universally in an identical manner for various safety protocols, notes Pilz.