IFM Electronic is launching the AC5230 ClassicLine AS-interface active slave module for standard analogue current (4-20mA) inputs and outputs.
Designed to be compatible with the latest AS-i Version 3.0 and M4 Masters, the AC5230 is provided in the easily installed ClasscLine module style with its clever design in which the module clips onto the flat cable with no tools needed. The upper and lower parts are no longer mounted by four screws but by a slide. Quick yet very secure mounting is guaranteed.
To make it even more useful the new ClassicLine AC5230 module features not only analogue I/O, but also two digital inputs.
A further innovation lets users change the direction of the cable. Instead of left-to-right only, leaving unsightly bends in the flat cable, the carrier insert rotates 90 degrees for up/down or 180 degrees for right-to-left.
The fault LED on the module enables users to identify the exact fault location. A flashing red LED indicates a peripheral fault, which implies either a short circuit of the sensor supply or an overload of the output, while a permanently lit red LED indicates a communication fault. In addition to this LED, the modules feature LEDs displaying the logic state of the input and outputs.
With a protection rating of IP67, these modules are said to be easy to fit anywhere on the network and can be allocated an address when mounted and wired via the addressing socket or prior to installation. All that is needed is the AC1144 addressing unit and E70213 addressing cable.