Product Exclusive: Compact IO system modules integrate plug-and-play electronics
New Lenze slim-line L-force drive technology significantly reduces costs associated with manufacturing, commissioning, and maintaining machines and automation systems.
Lenze Americas, manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control, and automation technology, introduces the modular L-force I/O-System 1000, which incorporates intelligent electronics and an innovative mechanical concept to deliver a higher degree of value and machine automation functionality.
The slim-line Lenze I/O-System 1000 features a highly deterministic method of controlling input and output modules and the ability to read touch probe inputs required for synchronized movements in cyclic production processes. A minimal internal cycle time and a time stamp ensure the I/O-System 1000 is suitable for real-time-based architectures and can meet the most stringent automation speed requirements.
“The innovative I/O-System 1000 blends diagnostic ability, readability, and labeling in an optimum compact configuration. The enhanced modular design ranks among the most effective and state-of-the-art decentralized I/O systems available on today's market,” said Craig Dahlquist, application engineer, Lenze Americas.
Lenze I/O-System 1000 modules allow eight connection points in 12.5 mm of space on a conventional DIN rail. A clearly structured labeling and diagnostics concept includes easily identifiable status LEDs with a single labeling field uniquely assigned to each LED. An I/O 1000 station can be assembled completely without tools, with up to 64 modules configured to form a station using the integrated backplane bus. Digital output modules include a module with two integrated relays (dc 30 V / ac 230 V, 5 A). The product range includes function modules for connecting thermal resistors and thermocouples, a range of counter modules, and a module for evaluating encoders with an SSI interface.
Plug-and-play electronic modules eliminate the need for field wiring and simplify module replacement. Tension spring terminals and the block diagram on the housing help prevent mis-mating and facilitate a secure connection during installation and maintenance.
“With the Lenze I/O 1000 virtually all decentralized automation tasks can be realized in the simplest and most cost-effective manner, without sacrificing functionality and performance,” added Dahlquist. Lenze products can be found in many industries, including automotive, packaging, material handling and logistics, robotics, and commercial equipment (pumps/fans).
Lenze Americas, the American subsidiary of Lenze SE of Germany, is headquartered in Uxbridge, Massachusetts; corporate global headquarters are in Hamelin, Germany.
This is a Product Exclusive in the November 2011 Control Engineering North American Edition. See archived issues here...
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