GE Fanuc Introduces New PACSystems™ RX3i ENIU For Remote I/O and Local Expansion | Automation.com

GE Fanuc Introduces New PACSystems™ RX3i ENIU For Remote I/O and Local Expansion

November 302005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - November 30, 2005 - GE Fanuc Automation, Inc., a unit of GE Industrial, is introducing the new PACSystems™ RX3i Ethernet Network Interface Unit (ENUI), which makes it possible to use PACSystems RX3i and Series™ 90-30 I/O remotely on an Ethernet network. Once set up by configuration, data exchange is completely automatic.

“The RX3i ENIU is a high speed expansion unit that reduces down time with Hot Swap of I/O and provides support for the advanced RX3i I/O modules,” said Bill Black, GE Fanuc Controllers Product Manager. “In addition, it provides flexible control with the optional local logic for emergency shut down in the event control is lost. And, it reduces additional cost with built-in serial ports for communicating to third party devices such as Modbus Master.”

Key Features:
  • 20Kbytes of optional user local logic memory (Ladder, Structure Text and Function Block Diagram)
  • Optional local data storage
  • Supports a wide range of control modules such as discrete, motion, analog (including HART), Genius, Profibus and DeviceNet
  • NIU has two built-in serial ports: an RS-485 serial port and an RS-232 serial port to interface to third party devices.
  • Compatible with any control device that supports EGD (Ethernet Global Data)
  • Comprehensive diagnostic tools
  • Supports single or redundant controllers
  • Supports single or dual Ethernet networks

    Any GE Fanuc master device capable of exchanging Ethernet Global Data can provide system control. The Ethernet NIU automatically provides the controller with status information in each exchange.

    About GE Fanuc Automation
    GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.

    For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com.
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