AS an expansion to its modular connection concept for CLV barcode scanners and ICR reading devices, SICK presented its new CMF 400 fieldbus gateways for Profibus-DP and DeviceNet at the Hanover Industrial Trade Fair (HMI).
The connection module fieldbus (CMF) provides fieldbus connections for CLV 420 to CLX 490 barcode scanners and all 2D reading devices of the ICR series.
As an option, it is also possible to integrate the SICK program's handheld scanners in Profibus-DP or DeviceNet.
Up to three CMF 400 fieldbus gateways - for differing fieldbuses, if necessary - can be plugged into a single CDM connection box. As a result, it is no longer necessary for users to stock fieldbus-specific scanner types.
In addition to the direct connection of a single bar-code scanner, it is also possible to connect up to 32 scanners from a CAN-Scanner network to Profibus-DP or DeviceNet.
The CMF makes many things a lot simpler for the user: configuration of the scanners, integration in a PLC, or interference-free data exchange between the CLV or ICR devices and the PLC.
Furthermore, signals from photoelectric switches, for example, can be integrated via the four additional digital inputs and outputs, and the barcode scanners can be pulsed via the fieldbus.