has recently released the FLEX 1794-AENTR EtherNet/IP communication adapter modules.
The communication adapter modules feature two Ethernet/IP ports that are configured as embedded switches.
These switches support the conventional star and tree topologies, along with the daisy chain and Device Level Ring (DLR) topologies.
The DLR topology provides a level of communication redundancy that enhances product availability. DLR also reduces and simplifies network wiring.
The communication adapter modules can connect up to 8 FLEX I/O modules per adapter module.
The communication adapter modules are also available in an extreme environment (1794-AENTRXT) version, which is able to operate in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 70°C.
Cost-effective and flexible, the communication adapter modules are suitable for distributed applications and they offer the functions of larger rack-based I/O without the space requirement.
The communication adapter modules allows users to independently select the the I/O type, termination and network.
Boasting over 110 catalogue numbers and in impressive number of specialty modules, these communication adapter modules are suitable for use across a range of applications.
More than 10 million of these communication adapter modules have been installed by machine builders and automation end-users worldwide.