VIPA, represented in Australia by Automation Warehouse , has released a digital input card for the 200V range of PLC's and I/O solutions.
The 221-1BH20 integrates 14 digital 24V dc inputs with a 100kHz up/down high speed counter. The card is 75mm x 25mm x 67mm. It can be used on any PLC brand system that supports Profibus, DeviceNet, InterBus, Modbus TCP, or S7/S5 TCP/IP by adding optional Fieldbus slave heads. Up to 32 modules can be added to each Fieldbus I/O station. Any of the VIPA 200V I/O cards can be combined together.
Users can configure the new SM221 with Step7 from Siemens or can use the VIPA WinPLC7 and WinNCS software.