The NPort IAW5000A-6I/O is an enterprise-scale, out-of-the-box unit that integrates an RS-232/422/485 serial device server, a Wi-Fi client/bridge, and multiple digital I/Os. It lets users wirelessly connect machinery to an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n network for the collection, remote monitoring, and analyzing of real-time visual insights on machine performance to ensure optimal manufacturing performance.
Its versatility offers advantages. Any RS-232/422/485 serial or Ethernet device in the field can be linked to a wireless device. In addition, its multiple digital I/Os make it suitable for industrial data acquisition. It supports baud rates between 50 and 921.6 kbps.
With legacy serial CNC machines, the NPort IAW5000A-6I/O can be actively monitored to acquire data with Ethernet and wireless communications. The space-saving 3-in-1 design makes the NPort IAW5000A-6I/O suitable for refurbishment of older machinery, which typically have space limitations, especially when a variety of machines have already been installed.
A major threat thwarted by the NPort IAW5000A-6I/O is damage from power surges. It offers 4 kV surge protection for serial lines to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes and to damp out electrical noise.