B&R Automation, represented by Procon Instrument Technology , is offering a series of new interface modules to connect remote I/O systems, which make it possible to carry out communication with CAN or X2X link.
X2X Link is the economical, high-speed connection between the controller and remote I/O points.
The IF771 is a fieldbus communications module for CAN. It offers a maximum baud rate of 500kbps, provides object buffers in both the send and receive directions, and is network-capable.
The IF791 module uses X2X Link to connect IP20 I/O modules and the IP67-based X67 I/O system.
Unlike the single interface modules IF771 and IF791, the IF797 and IF779 interface modules each have both CAN and X2X Link interfaces onboard.
To provide a couple examples, CAN is offered for axis communication, and X2X Link is offered for quickly connection remote I/O systems.
Whereas the IF797 is equipped with an addition RS232 connector, the IF779 is outfitted with an RS422/485 connector.