Bristol Babcock Announces ControlWave I/O Expansion Racks for ControlWave Automation Systems | Automation.com

Bristol Babcock Announces ControlWave I/O Expansion Racks for ControlWave Automation Systems

Watertown, CT, August 19, 2002 ... Bristol Babcock introduces ControlWave I/O Expansion Racks for ControlWave Process Automation Systems.

ControlWave I/O Expansion Racks allow for expansion of I/O up to and including total plant wide control consisting of hundreds of I/O points. The process control application program resides in the main ControlWave process controller. It controls both local I/O as well as the I/O in the Expansion Racks. No control functionality is required in the I/O Expansion Rack.

The ControlWave I/O Expansion Rack consists of a 2, 4, or 8 slot ControlWave Chassis. The chassis contains an Ethernet communication engine dedicated to communications between the main processor and the expansion I/O. The communication engine also supports timing functionality and battery backed RAM to retain outputs during short power outages. The ControlWave I/O Expansion Rack is connected to the main or host ControlWave controller rack via an Ethernet physical link. Ethernet is widely accepted as a networking standard physical data link that allows the ControlWave I/O Expansion Rack to fit into any local or wide area Ethernet based network, thereby increasing flexibility and providing an economical, reliable, I/O system.

ControlWave I/O Expansion Racks allow for increased system flexibility depending on the process I/O count. The expansion racks provide a cost effective solution to large I/O count projects, and an economical approach to low or medium I/O count applications. ControlWave meets the needs of a wide range of applications.

Bristol Babcock is a worldwide leader in the supply and commissioning of products, services, and engineered systems to the oil, gas, process control, power, water, and wastewater industries. Bristol Babcock Inc. is a member of the Energy Technology Group of FKI plc, headquartered in Loughborough, England.

Please visit www.bristolbabcock.com for more information.

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