Balluff develops new IP67 I/O for CC-Link fieldbus

by John on 23 April 2010

Balluff IP 67   I/O with CC-Link open network onboardNew series of high performance I/O for CC-Link networks

In response to rising demand, sensor specialist Balluff has added IP67 I/O modules for the CC-Link fieldbus network to its line of network products for industrial automation.

Balluff’s CC-Link I/O modules are designed for heavy-duty industrial environments and enable fast and reliable installation of distributed automation networks without complex wiring and switchgear cabinets. Sensors and actuators like valve manifolds and other devices are connected directly to the module with pre-assembled standard cables and communicate with a programmable logic controller (PLC) via the deterministic fieldbus network. The solution is certified by the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA).

The CC-Link modules have large coloured LEDs for local diagnostics and a display with two keys for easy configuration of the station address and the data transfer rate. Setting up the modules for operation just takes few key-presses. On start-up the display shows the unit’s hardware and software version numbers, in operation it shows the current operating parameters. A key icon clearly indicates when data entry mode is active and the configured values are locked by the controller. This prevents operator errors and protects the connected systems and machinery against unauthorised access and abuse. The new line is initially available with four CC-Link modules, each with different I/O combinations (16 inputs; 8 outputs; 16 user-programmable inputs and outputs, and 8 inuts/8 outputs).  More Balluff I/O information-Balluff IP 67 I/O for CC-Link

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