MIDDLETOWN, Pa. ‚â€“ Phoenix Contact‚â€™s newest bus couplers provide flexible IP20 and IP65/67 EtherNet/IP I/O connectivity, while integrated I/O lowers installed costs. The Inline EtherNet/IP bus coupler connects a complete range of up to 61 IP20 modules. For distributed machine mount IP65/67 applications, the Fieldline EtherNet/IP bus coupler connects up to 16 modules.
The Inline EtherNet/IP bus coupler is only 80 millimeters wide and enables field communication through two RJ45 ports. This establishes the connection to the EtherNet/IP network and facilitates building a linear structure. In addition to the integrated digital inputs and outputs, the Inline EtherNet/IP bus coupler can connect up to 61 functional units, such as digital and analog inputs/outputs, special function modules, IP-67 modules, and Bluetooth I/O to the network.
The Fieldline EtherNet/IP bus coupler opens a powerful local bus, which connect up to 16 local devices, including digital I/O, analog I/O and Bluetooth I/O. It has two Ethernet connections that are designed as D-encoded M12 sockets. To form a linear structure, additional Ethernet devices can be connected using the integrated three-port switch. The bus coupler has transmission rate of either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps and features IP 65/67 protection.
Both of the EtherNet/IP bus couplers are designed to ODVA specifications. EtherNet/IP is an industrial Ethernet technology supported by hundreds of vendors around the world. EtherNet/IP is a member of the family of CIP Networks, a group of networking technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP‚â„¢), and is managed by ODVA, an international association comprised of members from the world‚â€™s leading automation companies.
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