DECENTRALISATION simplifies installation planning, lowers installation costs, shortens commissioning, makes debugging easier, and minimises machine down-times, service and maintenance costs. The new, flexible Cube67 I/O system from Murrelektronik, available locally from Sick Australia , is the key to decentralisation.
Starting with a bus coupler, the I/O layer is distributed right into the machine without the need for a field bus. A single hybrid cable for both power supply and communication connects the Cube67 system.
The compact, robust construction of the fully encapsulated Cube67 modules allows them to be used very close to the process. This results in the shortest possible I/O lines to the sensors and actuators. Yards of cable in wide expensive conduits are a thing of the past and cables can be exchanged in a flash.
The bus coupler makes the connection to the field bus. The entire machine installation is thus independent of the field bus system used and can be implemented as a universal standard for all variants of the machine with their different controls. This is a potential cost-saver, because separate engineering, documentation and system skill are no longer required.
Multifunctional I/Os, free programmable functionality of ports, whether input, output or diagnostic, make for the greatest flexibility. Separate modules for input and output are no longer needed with the Cube67. The number of variants is minimised, storage costs are saved, and modifications to the configuration, in the course of retrofitting, for instance, are not an issue.
Find the faults, don't search for them - the Cube67’s comprehensive diagnostic functionality provides detailed information on type and location of the machine fault. Faults are found and rectified quickly, shortening machine down-times and commissioning.