Acromag Releases Two I/O Modules

WIXOM (WWJ) — The Wixom electronics manufacturer Acromag said Friday it had released two new models in the BusWorks XT Series of Ethernet input-output modules.

The XT1230 and XT1240 models provide a 16-channel interface for single-ended analog current or voltage input signals with Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP, Profinet, or i2o peer-to-peer communication.

The space-saving inch-wide design features dual Ethernet ports, removable front-facing terminal blocks, and DIN rail power bus support. Its convenient USB-to-PC connection and free Windows software makes configuration quick and uncomplicated.

Suitable for use in harsh environments, all modules operate from -40 to 70 degrees Centigrade (-40 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit) with noise immunity, surge protection, and CE compliance. UL/cUL Class 1 Division 2 Zone 2 hazardous location approval is pending. All units are available at $595 each.

“We are continually expanding the BusWorks XT Series in order to provide more modules with even greater versatility,” said Acromag sales manager Rob Frewald. “Beyond our digital offerings, we now support up to 16 channels of analog input for our customers to squeeze in more channels at a lower cost, even when space is scarce.”

The XT1230 accepts current inputs of 0-11mA, 0-20mA, 4-20mA, +/-20mA, or 0-20 amps AC with optional toroid sensor. The XT1240 accommodates +/- 5V, +/- 10V, 0-5V, or 0-10V input ranges. All units run off a 12-32V DC power source (2.8W) at the terminals or through an integrated power connector bussed along the DIN rail that can provide primary or redundant power. Each model offers a choice of Ethernet/IP, Profinet, or Modbus TCP/IP protocols with peer-to-peer i2o communication support. Dual 10/100 Ethernet ports allow daisy-chaining units together to simplify cabling and minimize the network switches required, reducing overall system costs.

More at http://www.acromag.com.

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