- October 21, 2019
- Festo Corporation
October 21, 2019 — The Festo remote I/O system CPX-AP-I, works to improve the performance of mixed valve terminals and I/O systems and is compatible with most communication protocols, including EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and EtherCAT. These modules can be mounted directly on machines in IP65/IP67 rated environments.
CPX-AP-I enables valve terminals to be moved closer to pneumatic cylinders. Process data in and out of each bus module is as much as two kilobytes. Scan cycles for a mix of both valve terminals and I/O are below one millisecond.
Another feature is that communication and voltage supply are via two separate connecting cables that are also galvanically isolated, eliminating the potential for stray currents. Two separate wires enable the creation of voltage zones that provide control for a host of machine processes.
CPX-AP-I comes standard with a pre-integrated IO-Link Master and IO-Link device tool for application of IO-Link enabled devices. CPX-AP-I ensures that each application can be individually optimized.
CPX-AP-I remote I/O has the capacity of up to 80 I/O modules, which can be a mix of digital I/O, analog I/O, I/O-Link, and valve terminals. Furthermore, the distances between modules is up to 49 feet (15 meters). CPX-AP-I has a theoretical upper limit of 500 I/O modules and 164 feet (50 meters) distance between modules.