MURRELEKTRONIK, represented in Australia by Sick has released Modlink MSDD front-panel interfaces that are IP65-rated against dust and spray. This allows the units to be used even in rough environments.
It offers an optimal data and power-supply connection for commissioning at the operator panel, for parameterisation during the process or for printing out production statistics. Remote debugging via modem can be carried out with the switch cabinet closed.
A range of data plug connection insets and national sockets is available. A selection of insets is available with common interfaces such as USB, SUB D, RJ45 or PS2n. The modularity of the system means that there are more than 4000 different combinations.
A closing mechanism with integrated locking allows the interface to be used under IP65 protection tape. The spray protection prevents dust and moisture from penetrating when the system is being cleaned.