IO processors for legacy systems
The IO processors by Opto 22 bring Ethernet networking and PAC-based control to legacy mistic and Pamux G4 digital I/O systems.
Opto 22 has released the G4D32EB2-UPG and G4EB2, two I/O processors which allow automation professionals to upgrade a legacy mistic or Pamux G4 digital I/O system on a serial network to operate as part of a modern, Ethernet/TCP-based control system without needing to replace or modify existing I/O or field wiring.
The G4D32EB2-UPG and G4EB2 I/O processors are upgrades for legacy G4D32RS and B4 digital I/O processors, or "brains," used in legacy mistic and Pamux digital I/O systems, respectively. When upgraded with a new I/O processor, digital I/O points on the mistic or Pamux I/O system can be accessed over a standard, non-proprietary Ethernet network, and can be included as part of a control program running on an Opto 22 programmable automation controller (PAC) or as part of a custom software application running on a PC. The G4D32EB2-UPG and G4EB2 support multiple Ethernet protocols including OptoMMP, Modbus/TCP, and EtherNet/IP, and a standard TCP/IP interface is used with Opto 22 software development kits and developer toolkits.
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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.
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