Protocol change in the blink of an eye
SOLID67 are the new compact I/O modules from Murrelektronik. They make installation in the field easier and are very attractive for applications with IO-Link sensors and actuators. They provide eight IO-Link slots directly adjacent to the process and can easily incorporate classic IOs into the system.
Full encapsulation and impressive vibration and shock values (15 and 50 G) prepare the modules for use in harsh industrial environments – within a temperature range of –20 to +70 °C. This opens a door to numerous applications. Comprehensive diagnostic options at the module, through the control unit, and through an integrated web server, make troubleshooting a simple exercise.
The unit is dust-tight, tamper-proof and protected against temporary immersion which is defined as spending up to 30 minutes in water that's 1m deep.
Having a width of only 30 millimeters, the slim IO-Link variants of SOLID67 are ideal for use in installations where space is limited. Modules can be connected directly adjacent to the process, and sensors and actuators can be connected using the shortest connection cables.
The one-piece zinc die-cast housing has a protective finish to protect from welding applications. The modules is both weld spark resistant and IP67 rated. The fully potted housing makes the module vibration resistant (vibration 15 g, shock 60 g) and suitable for applications in harsh industrial environments.
The compact M12 power cables (L-coded) can transmit up to 16A in a smaller form factor. The power supply can be fed to several modules. This simplifies installation and reduces cable runs. PI (user organization for Profibus and ProfiNet) sees the M12 L-coded connectors as the future standard in power connectors.
The SOLID67 modules are multi-protocol-compatible; they support ProfiNet and EtherNet/IP. Depending on control concept, a switch is simply placed directly on the module. This reduces the variant diversity. Fewer modules of different types need to be kept on hand.
If an input or output short circuits, then only the affected input port or output channel is shut off, not the entire module. Adjacent ports or channels stay on. Red LEDs indicate errors and a signal is sent to the controls.
The slots (pin 4) of the IO-Link master modules are multi-functional; they can be used for IO-Link sensors and actuators, but they can also be configured as classic inputs or outputs. Just a single module is needed to record signals of various types.