Galil Motion Control, known for motion control technology, introduces its new, compact RIO-47100 (RIO) remote I/O controller, which connects to the Ethernet. It provides an intelligent, cost-effective method for adding inputs and outputs to a variety of motion and non-motion applications.
Each RIO unit is self-contained and provides numerous analogue and digital I/O including 8 analogue inputs, 8 analogue outputs, 16 optically isolated inputs, 8 high-power isolated outputs up to 500mA each, and 8 low-power isolated outputs up to 25mA each. Multiple RIO units can be distributed on an Ethernet network allowing for I/O expansion.
Additionally, the RIO contains an ideal RISC processor for handling I/O logic at high speeds. It also provides on-board memory and multitasking which frees the host computer and motion controller for handling other tasks.
“Designers who demand built-in intelligence will appreciate the RIO,” says Lisa Wade, VP-Sales and Marketing. “We’ve packed plenty of intelligent features into a compact package, including logical and arithmetic operators, conditional statements, process control loops, pulse counters, variables and arrays.”
Flexibility is another benefit of the RIO which provides both an Ethernet 10/100Base-T port and an RS232 port up to 115 Kbaud. It can be also be configured as slave device of an Ethernet motion controller such as Galil’s DMC-40x0 or DMC-21x3, or can run stand-alone on an Ethernet network.
Standard features also include easy programming using Galil’s simple two letter command language, a web interface that permits viewing of status and changing of I/O states without installing additional software, and email capability that allows messages to be sent remotely.
The RIO can receive power solely from Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for low power applications, or from an external supply of 18V – 36V DC for driving high power devices such as relays. LED indicators provide a convenient display of all digital inputs and outputs.
Measuring just 3.88” x 4.26” x 1.30”, the compact RIO is packaged in a metal enclosure and provides D-type connectors for convenient interface. This compact RIO is available from Motion Solutions Australia .