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Fieldbus Input/Output system from SMC (April 09)

21 May, 2009

SMC has launched its Series EX600 centralised Fieldbus serial interface system for factory automation applications using complex control systems. Designed originally for the automotive industry, the Series EX600’s modular construction is said to offer a high degree of flexibility; including digital input, digital output and analogue input unit options.
Due to this modular approach, up to nine units can be connected in the same manifold and each unit can be installed with various input and output devices; such as flow and pressure sensors, flow and pressure switches, valves and auto-switches.
Further features include a self-diagnostic capability that provides short/open circuit detection at each input/output, an on/off counter facility and parameter setting, which can all be controlled and monitored from a handheld terminal. With IP67 enclosure rating and Speedcon connectors both the installation and wiring time for the EX600 is reduced accordingly.
 
Further expansion
Currently, the EX600 system – which reportedly offers a perfect combination when used with SMC’s SV, VQC or S0700 solenoid valves – is compatible with Profibus-DP, DeviceNet and CC-Link protocols. However, according to SMC, further EX600 developments to be announced in the near future will see both the number of compatible protocols and available input and output options expanded further.
 
 
 

Designed originally for the automotive industry, SMC’s Series EX600’s modular construction is said to offer a high degree of flexibility; including digital input, digital output and analogue input unit options.





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