Profinet: push-pull module for fibre-optic cables and copper cables

For cabling work in harsh industrial environments

FOC or copper
Balluff has extended its range of Profinet modules to include push-pull variants. These are available with fibre-optic cables (FOC) or with copper cable connection. Both versions have the push-pull connection technology for field bus and power cables specified by AIDA (Automatisierungs-Initiative Deutscher Automobilhersteller (Automation Initiative of German Car Manufacturers)). This makes the cabling extremely easy to install.

FOC and copper
There is also a module which combines the best of both worlds because is provides both an FOC (SCRJ) and a copper (RJ45) push-pull connection. A further benefit: For conversion from a copper to a fibre-optic cable, this EA module does not require an extra external module. The modules will be available at the beginning of 2015.

FOC connection
FOC connection is recommended for highly available, data-intensive applications. With the potential insulation supplied as standard, equalisation currents and surges can be avoided effectively.

Additional features: Display, integrated switch and web server
As with all the Balluff Ethernet-based IO-Link masters, the push-pull modules also have an integrated display for providing information and additional diagnostics. The integrated switch is used to set up a Profinet line structure. The integrated web server displays the module status together with all the current information required for advanced diagnostics.

IO-Link 1.1
All the functions of IO-Link 1.1 are available to the push-pull modules via the 8 IO-Link ports.

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