The BL Compact series of I/O modules by Turck (Germany/USA) comprises devices with four, eight or 16 ports in an IP68- or IP69K-rated stainless steel housing. The CAN interface is available at M8 or M16 connectors providing auxiliary power.
RATHER THAN ROUTING ALL SIGNALS through a control cabinet, this device makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in single device via CANopen or DeviceNet communication. Up to two signals types can be combined in any combination in the I/O device. The product may be customized to suit the user’s needs, so that devices may be added to an existing network and signals may be gathered on the machine without an enclosure. This drop-in solution can be used to connect up to 16 devices — reducing the time it takes to run wires for each device back to the control cabinet and the potential for wiring errors.
"Our customers have always benefited from the flexibility and rugged dependability of the BL Compact," said Don Eichman from Turck. "The stainless steel option enhances this product's versatility even further by allowing our customers to use it in virtually any industrial or process automation application."
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