Micromax offers several distributed control solutions including the BL Compact system, a revolutionary modular I/O solution for collecting a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network. Rather than routing all signals through a control cabinet, this device makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in a compact, on-the-machine device over DeviceNet™, CANopen and PROFIBUS-DP®. Up to two signal types can be combined in any combination in the BL Compact system, including RFID and analog, digital and serial—and more. The BL Compact system may be customized to suit a user’s specific needs, so that devices may be added to an existing network and signals may be gathered on the machine without an enclosure. This drop-in solution can be used to connect up to 16 devices—drastically reducing the time it takes to run wires for each device back to the control cabinet and the potential for wiring errors. The BL Compact system is currently available with four, eight or 16 ports in an environmentally hardened package that is rated for IP 67 and 69k protection. M8 or M12 connectors for bus communication and auxiliary power facilitate easy installation into any application, existing or new.
The BL67 modular distributed I/O system is now equipped with a Simple RFID (RFID-S) slice that is compatible with the BL ident RFID product line. The RFID-S includes two channels of RFID per slice, and up to four slices may be added to each BL67 node—resulting in up to eight channels of RFID per node. The BL67 system is IP67 rated, so it may be mounted directly on a machine without requiring an enclosure for increased application flexibility. The system also accommodates the addition of discrete and analog I/O points—combining RFID and I/O within the same node. The RFID-S slice features digitized communication that allows the RFID transceiver to be located up to 50 meters apart from the slice without experiencing noise induction. Because the RFID channels all operate in parallel, communications between the RFID tag and the read/write head experience no time delay, delivering the most accurate, up-to-date application information. The BL67 RFID-S slice is designed for use with PROFIBUS®, DeviceNet™, Modbus, EtherNet/IP™ and CANopen networks. The base module utilizes TURCK M12 connectors to facilitate efficient cable installation.
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