Plants that use industrial automation equipment with countless digital and analog control switches will experience greater flexibility and time savings with Mitsubishi Electric’s expanded connectivity of the CC-Link IE Field network.
The upgrades include remote I/O blocks for digital input and output, analog input and output, and high-speed input. Other upgrades include a CC-Link gateway for simple access to existing CC-Link equipment, and a number of new CC-Link IE Field cables and accessories. The CC-Link IE Field and CC-Link gateway provide access to CC-Link equipment without requiring a programmable logic controller.
Mitsubishi Electric’s CC-Link IE Field network upgrades are particularly useful for packaging machines with modular components, automotive assembly lines and large material handling systems. They’re also beneficial for automation equipment manufacturers that offer products with CC-Link IE Field compatibility.
Key features of the CC-Link IE Field network include:
- One gigabit-per-second transmission speed
- Inherent determinism without Ethernet switches
- Flexible topology
- Seamless Data Communication
- Integration with TCP /IP Field Devices
The CC-Link IE Field network is the first open technology gigabit industrial Ethernet network that extends down to the field device level. CC-Link IE Field provides seamless control data transmission between factory assets. These can include automation controllers such as PLCs and computers, and field devices such as digital and analog I/O, pneumatic valve manifolds, RFID readers, VFDs and motion controllers. It connects up to 121 stations on a single network.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
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