Turck Australia has introduced a BL67 ethernet gateway for PROFINET network systems.
PROFINET is the fast industrial ethernet I/O network available and it can accomplish a line topology, making it suitable for long conveyor systems.
TURCK Australia’s BL67 system consists of a gateway, base modules and electronic modules, and it is IP 67 rated for field installations.
I/O modules are configured independently of the fieldbus protocol, and up to 32 I/O modules may be connected to a gateway, delivering up to 512 digital I/O points or 128 analog channels on a single system.
TURCK Australia's BL67 gateways are currently available for DeviceNet, PROFIBUS-DP, CANopen, Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP.
All BL67 systems use TURCK Australia’s free I/Oassistant software package to perform the initial configuration, parameter set-up, documentation, commissioning and diagnostic functions for on/offline usage.
I/Oassistant verifies that all power and size restrictions are met.
The PROFINET BL67 gateway is also compatible with TURCK Australia’s RFID system, BL ident.
This system performs read/write operations on the fly using 13.56MHz technology with speeds up to 22mph (10 m/s). BL ident is the RFID system on the market in speed and flexibility.
TURCK Australia’s extensive line of products includes advanced sensors, measurement, instrumentation, connectivity, interface and networks for factory and process automation markets that meet clients' application demands.