Digital I/O modules for EtherCAT networks introduced by ACS Motion Control
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., 10 May 2011. ACS Motion Control in Eden Prairie, Minn., is introducing digital I/O modules with EtherCAT interfaces for systems integrators who are adding scalable digital I/O to an EtherCAT control network. The SPiiPlus IOMnt EtherCAT digital I/O modules has as many as 32 inputs and 32 outputs, and have low power dissipation. The SPiiPlus IOMnt inputs meet EN 61131-2, type 3 (24-volt source type) and are function- and pin compatible with Beckhoff EL1862/1872. The outputs are 24 volts and 0.5 amps each, source type, protected, and are also function- and pin-compatible with Beckhoff EL2872.
The SPiiPlus IOMnt EtherCAT digital I/O modules have 20-pin connectors -- one per 16 channels plus power connections -- and securely mate plug connectors using insulation-displacement contacts like ribbon cables. A 64-LED display shows the logical states of the inputs and outputs.
The SPiiPlus IOMnt product family includes the SPiiPlus IOMnt-8-8 8+8 inputs and outputs; SPiiPlus IOMnt-16-16 16+16 inputs and outputs; SPiiPlus IOMnt-32-16 32+16 inputs and outputs; and SPiiPlus IOMnt-32-32 32+32 inputs and outputs. For more information contact ACS Motion Control online at www.acsmotioncontrol.com.