Turck has launched new EtherNet/IP piconet gateways. The gateways are available with either eight M8 picofast or four M12 eurofast connectors, and they provide four points of digital I/O.
The piconet gateway has two fiber-optic connectors to add modules and increase the number of I/O points on a single node. A new extension module is also available to provide an additional eight inputs and outputs, and the module’s terminal strips feature cage clamp technology for simple mounting inside a panel. Up to 255 extension modules may be connected to each gateway.
Turck has also improved its IP-Link fiber-optic communication system to allow up to 15m between modules. This innovation enables users to encircle an entire machine with I/O using a single node on the network.
More information on the product is available from Micromax.