Profinet IO fieldbus coupler series
Profinet I/O Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series identify connected I/O modules and create local process images for one or more controllers
The Profinet I/O Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series operate as I/O devices in the Profinet network. The couplers identify connected I/O modules and create local process images for one or more controllers. The device ID can be assigned via DCP protocol or set via DIP switch. The compact couplers come in two versions, 750-375 Standard and 750-377 Economy, with support of Profinet 2.2. Both versions support ProfiEnergy, Profisafe and iPar-Server, Profinet RT and Profinet services such as topology detection and automated device replacement. The 750 Series also offers a built-in Ethernet switch, flexible I/O platform and available connection to 400+ I/O modules.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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