The new Kuhnke FIO bus coupler 16DI/16DO for DIN rail mounting can be connected directly to EtherCAT®. It can be used alternatively as a stand-alone EtherCAT I/O module or as an expandable I/O system. The highly compact module perfectly complements the existing I/O system from Kendrion. Since it is already equipped with 16 digital inputs and 16 digital outputs, one complete module - and accordingly the space in the switching cabinet - can be saved.
In combination with the EtherCAT enabled expansion modules of the Kuhnke FIO series, this modular I/O system supports a wide range of different applications. These highly integrated analogue and digital I/O modules can be attached directly to the bus coupler in order to form a space-efficient I/O system. Since EtherCAT is used up to the last terminal, no time needs to be wasted for the conversion into a different protocol. With a range of different modules for functions such as counting, temperature measurement, communication, drive control and security systems, the new I/O solution from Kendrion is ready for just about all tasks of the modern automation world.
Malente, March 21st, 2016