EtherNet/IP machine-mount I/O blocks
This line of EtherNet/IP machine-mount I/O blocks provides seamless communication down to the sensors and actuators. The line includes 12 versions of machine-mount I/O blocks and an IP67 unmanaged switch.
This line of EtherNet/IP machine-mount I/O blocks providesseamless communication down to the sensors and actuators. The line includes 12versions of machine-mount I/O blocks and an IP67 unmanaged switch. These blockshave a low initial cost-per-point and are designed to save money over the lifeof the system with maximum uptime and easy maintenance.
Fast and easy IP addressing can be accomplished using BOOTP/
DHCP through an IP67 IP address plug, via a pushbutton display (100 series
only) or Web pages. Backlit for easy reading, the addressable display shows all
the octets of the IP address, subnet mask and gateway address while pushbuttons
allow for easy adjustment of any octet of the IP address, subnet mask and
gateway address. Detachable for rapid module replacement, the IP address plug
stores the module's addressing information in a convenient quick-disconnect
Certified by ODVA to ensure interoperability, these I/O
blocks operate up to 100 Mbit/s speeds. The Ethernet cord set attachment point
uses a rugged metal threaded M12 D-coded port.
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