Beckhoff Introduces Machine Mounted I/O for Easy Integration of Pneumatic Manifolds
Cost-effective solution for harsh environments provides simple, DB25 connection to 16 outputs MINNEAPOLIS, August 23, 2005 For an extremely compact, IP67-rated I/O and pneumatic solution for direct mounting on machines, the new Beckhoff IE2808 IP-Link Extension Box offers 16 digital 24 V DC outputs at a low price per channel. A 25-pin D-Sub connector provides the cost-effective connection to the outputs. Each channel is short circuit-proof and offers diagnostic capabilities. The IE2808 is ideally suited for direct connections to valve terminals in wet, dusty and other demanding industrial environments. The 16 digital outputs for connecting digital actuators are provided on a very small mounting surface of 30 mm x 126 mm. The IE2808 offers 0.5 A at 24 V DC for each channel, with a total current of 4 A for all connected outputs. The IE2808 can be connected at the control level via I/O Coupler Box modules with a variety of fieldbus interfaces, including PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CANopen or Ethernet. In addition to the new IE2808, a wide range of IP67 Extension Box modules for all common signal types are available from Beckhoff.The modules were designed for direct connection of multiple valve terminals, which feature a D-Sub connector. The outputs can be connected to the IP-Link system and to the fieldbus and controller via a simple, cost-effective D-Sub cable. If the installation requires protection class IP67 throughout, a suitable cable or field-configurable connector must be used.The switch status of the signals is displayed in groups via 2 LEDs (outputs 1-7, outputs 8-16). A visual warning appears in the event of a channel being affected by a short circuit. The exact position of the fault can be queried and the cause rectified via the fieldbus. Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoffs New Automation Technology product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in 50 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications. For additional information, Contact Beckhoff or visit their web site at www.beckhoffautomation.com .
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