Fieldbus / I/O Systems

I/O and Terminal Blocks

This Month's RoundUps Are Our Guide to the Good Stuff


Acromag' BusWorks XT Series Ethernet I/O modulesMULTI-PROTOCOL ETHERNET I/O
The new BusWorks XT Series Ethernet I/O modules interface discrete I/O signals directly to an EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP or Profinet measurement and control system network. They feature dual Ethernet ports, removable, front-facing terminal blocks and support for a rail power bus. Two models offer 16 digital I/O channels, supporting any combination of inputs and outputs.


Siplus Extreme ET200SP distributed I/O systemEXTREME I/O
Siplus Extreme ET200SP distributed I/O system combines easy-to-use features with high efficiency even in harsh environments. The I/O requires approximately 50% less space than conventional I/O modules, and operates from -40 °C to +70 °C. It’s resistant to harmful gases, is protected against condensation, and operates at elevations from -1000 m to +5000 m.
Siemens Industry Inc.

EP9214 power distributor boxPOWER BOX
The new EP9214 power distributor box enables the local distribution and switching off of the power supply, and can supply up to four NEC Class-2 circuits via typical M8 plug connectors. It has complete diagnostics and control functionality for up to eight 24 VDC branches per power box. Equipped with 7/8-in. plug connectors, it maintains a total current of 16 A for each control.
Beckhoff Automation







TopJob double-deck fuse and disconnect terminal blocksDOUBLE-DECKER TERMINAL BLOCKS
Just 5.2-mm to 6.2-mm wide, TopJob double-deck fuse and disconnect terminal blocks are up to 24% more compact than existing designs. They support process measurement applications requiring a common profile for feedthrough, disconnect/test and fusing of analog signals. They have four jumper slots per block and a 6.2-mm wide double-deck, fuse-disconnect model.





G11 Series AS-interface I/O modulesSIMPLIFIED CONNECTIVITY
Three G11 Series AS-interface I/O modules simplify connectivity, and deliver the fastest analog-to-digital conversion available. Two modules offer two analog outputs each; one for 0-20 mA operation for flat-cable connectivity, and one for 0-20 mA operation with an M12 round connector. The third module offers four analog outputs of either 0-20 mA or 0-10 V for flat-cable connectivity.





Konnect-It single-level terminal blocks handleLOW-COST TERMINAL BLOCKS
Konnect-It single-level terminal blocks handle currents up to 175 A, accept a wide range of wiring sizes from 26 AWG to 2/0 AWG, and have a 100kA SCCR rating. Double-level terminal blocks come in 20 A and 30 A versions and a variety of colors. Konnect-It triple-level terminal blocks handle up to 24A, and accept a wide range of wiring sizes from 24 AWG to 12 AWG.
Automation Direct



MX-Series multiplexers16-CHANNELS, NO PROGRAMMING
MX-Series multiplexers have 4-20mA, 0-10Vdc, contact closures and RS-232/485 I/O module selections. The base unit connects directly to the fiberoptic cable. Power is supplied through an external 24-VDC power supply. Each base unit has a duplex optical port configured for use with 1300 nm wavelength and single- or multi-mode optical fiber. No programming is required.
Ultra Electronics, NSPI



NX-Series modular I/O uses distributed clock functions of the EtherCAT machine network to achieve high-speed deterministic control and real-time performance with microsecond accuracy and with nanosecond resolution. Digital I/O units range from two to 16 input or output points in just 12-mm width. A full range of analog I/O is available, with two to eight signals per unit.
Omron Automation and Safety




STIO 2.5 series of push-in technology (PT) terminal blocksSMALL-FOOTPRINT PUSH-IN TERMINAL BLOCKS
STIO 2.5 series of push-in technology (PT) terminal blocks now includes a small-footprint version. The PTIO 1.5/S series is only 3.5-mm wide with a new top-level location for the power wiring. They’re available in three- and four-wire versions, and allow easy and fast termination of ferruled wire by simply pushing the wire for a complete termination.
Phoenix Contact



MAQ20 features 32 PID loops for each system communications module, software options, and a built-in Modbus and FTP server. The system consist of a family of DIN-rail-mounted, programmable, multi-channel signal conditioning I/O and communication modules that mount on a 35 x 7.5-mm, gull-wing DIN rail. A backbone mounts within the rail to provide power and communications.


Allen-Bradley 1492-JP process terminal blocksPROCESS TERMINAL BLOCKS
The Allen-Bradley 1492-JP process terminal blocks provide a 45% space savings per signal loop, as compared to traditional solutions, while maintaining similar voltage and current ratings. The multifunctional design provides an integrated shielding connection in feed-through and fuse terminal blocks, removing the need for an additional grounding terminal block.
Rockwell Automation



PACSystems RX3i I/O Profinet scannerPROFINET FOR I/O
PACSystems RX3i I/O Profinet scanner enables GE’s most advanced I/O to be used as a distributed intelligent node. Combined with the PACSystems RX3i controller, it makes a high-performanceform factor for the most demanding applications. PAC8000 I/O Profinet scanner allows rugged I/O to be used in extreme temperature and corrosive environments.
GE Intelligent Platforms


BL Compact I/O solutionSTAINLESS STEEL I/O
BL Compact I/O solution is available in a stainless-steel model to provide greater resistance to corrosion and other contaminants. It collects a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network. It makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in an on-the-machine device over EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CANopen and Profibus-DP.





Foxboro Intelligent Marshalling solutionNO MORE MARSHALLING
The Foxboro Intelligent Marshalling solution features the Universal Fieldbus Module, a per-channel, configurable I/O module that supports a variety of analog and digital signal types. Each channel is software-configurable on a per-point basis with no extra hardware required. All configurations can be done at the workstation, which all but eliminates traditional marshalling panels.



The G4D32EB2-UPG and G4EB2 I/O processors upgrade a legacy mistic or Pamux G4 digital I/O system on a serial network to operate as part of an Ethernet/TCP-based control system without needing to replace or modify existing I/O or field wiring. When upgraded, digital I/O can be accessed over a standard Ethernet network, and included as part of a control program or custom software application.
Opto 22

eight-channel isolated analog input,FIVE FOR REMOTE I/O
Adam-6117PN eight-channel isolated analog input, Adam-6150PN 15-channel isolated digital I/O, Adam-6151PN 16-channel isolated digital input, Adam-6156PN 16-channel isolated digital output Profinet modules, and Adam-6160PN six-channel isolated relay Profinet modules are designed with 2500 VDC isolated protection, making them very resistant to field interference.
Advantech Industrial Automation






WNM wireless network module is an accurate and reliable solution for sending process signals between remote field sites. Operating at standard frequencies of 902-928MHz or 2.4-2.4835GHz, it doesn’t require a regulatory license, and can be installed without performing costly RF site surveys. Models are available for Ethernet and serial (RS-485) communication networks.
Moore Industries-International






R1200 series of smart serial RS-485 remote I/O SMART SERIAL I/O
R1200 series of smart serial RS-485 remote I/O offers the benefit of simple wiring, as they only use two wires to communicate with the controller or other RS-485 devices. It uses the EIA RS-485 communication protocol and 3 kV DC I/O isolation between I/O channels, RS-485 port and power circuits and is ESD- and EFT-compliant CE/FCC, UL 508 certification.