EtherNet/IP piconet® gateways are available with either eight M8 picofast® or four M12 eurofast® connectors, and they provide four points of digital I/O. The piconet gateway has two fiber-optic connectors to add modules and increase the number of I/O points on a node. A new extension module provides an additional eight inputs and outputs, and the module’s terminal strips feature cage clamp technology for simple mounting inside a panel. Up to 255 extension modules may be connected to each gateway.
The IP-Link fiber-optic communication system now allows up to 15 meters between modules, which lets you encircle an entire machine with I/O using a single node on the network.
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