- September 15, 2014
- Divelbiss Corporation
September 15, 2014 – Divelbiss updates P-Series Bear Bones open-board controllers, specialty function expanders and I/O expanders have a footprint identical to the original 1980 Bear Bones, making the P-Series Bear Bones a mechanical drop-in replacement. The P- Series Bear Bones Controllers provide control features that include digital and analog I/O, CAN network communication via OptiCAN, J1939 and NMEA 2000, Modbus TCP over Ethernet, LCD display, keypad and a real time clock. The P-Series Bear Bones digital I/O capabilities may be expanded by plug-in I/O expanders. Each I/O expander provides another 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs and are available with AC or DC I/O. Up to 31 I/O expanders may be connected and addressed to one controller. Typical applications for the series include material handling, machine control, remote location monitoring and control as well as engine-driven pumps, compressors and generators. The P- Series Bear Bones Controllers are based on the second generation of PLC on a Chip, making the controllers easy to program using Divelbiss EZ LADDER Toolkit, a PC based software which supports ladder diagram, function block and structured text programming. The Controllers are available with AC or DC power and I/O.