I/O blocks mount on machines
These machine mount I/O modules have high-density inputs, large LEDs and setup switches.
Profibus blocks are machine mount I/O modules for Profibus networks. Similar in overall design to the company’s DeviceNet blocks, the two new Profibus blocks include input-only and configurable versions. Features include all-metal low-profile housings designed to protect cables; high density inputs that enable the use of splitters to double the input count; easily accessible set-up switches to make addressing fast and simple; and large, highly visible status LEDs. Both models provide a range of inputs that and can be set for normally-open or normally-closed operation. Compatible Profibus cables and connectors are also available.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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