Minneapolis, Minn.‚â€”TURCK‚â€™s new BL20 motor starter economy module utilizes SWIRE technology to provide daisy-chain connection from a single I/O slice to each motor starter via a ribbon cable.
The BL20 motor starter module allows 3-phase motor control to be connected to the same rack as standard I/O. In addition, with the SWIRE connection, motor starters can be mounted on separate DIN-rails within the same panel‚â€”pairing the flexibility of standard motor starters with the advantages of fieldbus control. ‚â€œWhen motor starters are on a fieldbus, the benefit is that they can be located close to the motor they are controlling,‚â€ Clute adds.
The BL20 motor starter module is available in sizes ranging from .08 to 20 horsepower, both direct and reversing, for use on DeviceNet‚â„¢, PROFIBUS‚Â®, CANopen, EtherNet/IP‚â„¢ and Modbus TCP/IP networks with both standard and programmable gateways. Trip indication may also be added to any motor starter. The BL20 motor starter module complies with industrial switchgears standards IEC/EN 60947-4-1 and carries an IP 20 environmental protection rating.
As the latest addition to TURCK‚â€™s expansive selection of industrial networking solutions, the BL20 motor starter module with SWIRE technology consists of a gateway, base modules and electronic modules. I/O modules are configured independently from the fieldbus protocol, and up to 72 I/O modules may be connected to a gateway, facilitating systems that may include up to 1,152 digital I/O points or 288 analog channels. All BL20 gateways are compatible with TURCK‚â€™s I/Oassistant software package, developed to perform initial configuration, parameter set-up, documentation, commissioning and diagnostic functions for on/offline usage.
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