WAGO debuts I/O System Field for connectivity outside the cabinet
July 31, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
WAGO has introduced the I/O System Field, which is designed to meet the requirements of modern decentralized production facilities to provide high-level connectivity.
This system is IP67 rated and offers two types of housings: cast zinc housings with encapsulated electronics for harsh environments, and non-encapsulated plastic housings with low mass for mobile applications such as robots.
Both types of modules are equipped with load management. Current and voltage levels can be recorded and evaluated, and overload limits and alarms can be set for each channel.
The cast zinc housing devices have input and output power ports for use with daisy chained modules, and are Profinet based.
Future releases will be able to support EtherNet/IP and EtherCat protocols.
These modules are also designed for the time-sensitive networking (TSN) standard, support OPC UA and MQTT communications and can be configured via smart device app using Bluetooth technology.
The non-encapsulated lightweight modules are IO-Link hubs for connection to an IO-Link master. These hubs come in either eight or 16 configurable DIO ports and each channel is configurable for a 24 VDC digital input or output rated at two amps per channel.
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