Turck Australia have expanded their line of BL20 economy modules with the release of a DeviceNet gateway. This addition augments Turck Australia’s current PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen gateways for the BL20 economy system.
BL20 economy gateways provide a cost-effective solution for expanding fieldbus I/O. Up to 32 I/O modules including digital and analogue can be connected to each gateway, resulting in a system that can handle up to 512 digital I/O points or 128 analogue I/O points on a single gateway.
Users can optionally select digital and analogue I/O combined on a single node. BL20 gateways utilise Turck Australia’s I/O assistant software package for configuration, parameter setup, documentation, commissioning and diagnostic functions.
The BL20 economy gateways are compatible with Turck Australia’s standard BL20 slices, including new motor starter modules with the SWIRE communication technology. A SWIRE connection consists of a single I/O slice within the BL20 node and uses ribbon cable media to daisy-chain to the motor starters.
The BL20 economy gateways can accommodate up to three SWIRE slices for a total of 48 non-reversing motor starters (16 per slice) or 24 reversing motor starters (8 per slice). Motor starters range in size from 0.08 to 20 horsepower.
The BL20 economy gateways are also compatible with Turck Australia’s RFID system, BL ident, which can read and write data on-the-fly using 13.56 MHz technology with speeds up to 22mph (10 m/s).
Turck Australia’s line of products includes advanced sensors, measurement, instrumentation, connectivity, interface and networks for factory and process automation markets that meet clients' application demands.