Multiprotocol I/O modules boost flexibility and convenience

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Belden Inc. is introducing the new LioN-Power Active I/O modules. The new multiprotocol systems meets both EtherNet/IP and PROFINET specifications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and detects both input and output data directly in the machine. This provides an excellent all-in-one package for robotics, machine handling, manufacturing, food and beverage, packaging and automotive applications.

Paul Just, product manager at Belden says: “Engineers previously needed both PROFINET and EtherNet/IP modules, which required two products with very different power components. The new modules are designed so engineers only need one solution to meet both protocols, which reduces space and wiring requirements for installation and contributes to better cost efficiencies and network performance.”

The IO-Link Master, with class A and B ports, provides options for eight IO-link interfaces and 16 direct inputs (DI) or eight direct outputs (DO) for increased flexibility and functionality. L-coded M12 power ports with compact design and optimized arrangement simplify plant installation and give engineers more options for connecting additional Lumberg Automation LioN-Power products.

Belden’s new LioN-Power Active I/O modules meet application-specific regulations, including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 61010-1 certification for safe implementation of electrical test and measurement equipment, and IP66 and IP67 ratings for protection against dust and immersion in water. The modules can be used with other Belden products, including the M12 power cordsets, 7/8”cordsets and the M8/M12 cordset portfolio, along with the mounting adaptor.

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