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Metromatics expands its USB configurable Ethernet modules line

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Acromag has released two new models in the BusWorks XT Series of Ethernet I/O modules.

The XT1230 and XT1240 Ethernet I/O modules provide a 16-channel interface for single-ended analogue current or voltage input signals with Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP, Profinet, or i2o peer-to-peer communication.

Featuring a space-saving inch-wide design, the two new models incorporate dual Ethernet ports, removable front-facing terminal blocks, and DIN rail power bus support. Configuration is simplified with the convenient USB-to-PC connection and free Windows software.

Suitable for use in harsh environments, both Ethernet I/O modules operate from -40°C to +70°C with noise immunity, surge protection, and CE compliance.

Acromag is continually expanding the BusWorks XT Series to provide more modules with even greater versatility. Beyond the digital offerings, Acromag now supports up to 16 channels of analogue input for customers to squeeze in more channels at a lower cost, even when space is scarce.

While the XT1230 accepts current inputs of 0-11mA, 0-20mA, 4-20mA, ±20mA, or 0-20 amps AC with optional toroid sensor, the XT1240 accommodates ±5V, ±10V, 0-5V, or 0-10V input ranges. All units run off a 12-32V DC power source (2.8W) at the terminals or through an integrated power connector bussed along the DIN rail that can provide primary or redundant power. Dual 10/100 Ethernet ports allow daisy-chaining units together to simplify cabling and minimise the network switches required, reducing overall system costs.

For even more dependable communication, BusWorks XT units employ Innovasic Priority Channel technology, which ensures critical data is received on time regardless of traffic on the network. Priority Channel provides determinism at the device for consistent transmission of time-sensitive data with any of the Ethernet protocols.

Various features in the new BusWorks XT Series of Ethernet I/O modules add greater flexibility and performance including high input impedance that reduces loading on voltage loops with XT1240 models, with the XT1230 model’s low input impedance reducing loading on current loops. The configuration software enables use of sample averaging on a per-channel basis. For reliability, operation and diagnostic LEDs offer visual status updates and aid in troubleshooting.

Acromag is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics

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