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Brainboxes - Ethernet IO Module - Industrial Control range

 
 
 

Brainboxes manufacture a range of 'Ethernet to IO Modules' which provide a simple yet powerful method of controlling up to 16 x digital Inputs or Outputs. The Brainboxes 'ED' range of DIO modules has been specifically designed for industrial factory floor use and can be used either standalone or mounted on a DIN rail as a part of a larger control system. Interface options include: Digital. analogue, relay and thermocouple.

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Part
Number
Digital
Inputs

Digital
Outputs

Relay Analogue
Inputs
Analogue
Outputs
Availability
ED-588 8 8 View
ED-516 16 View
ED-527 16 View
ED-538 8 6 View
ED-549 8 View
ED-560 4 View
ED-593 8
Thermo-
couple
8
Thermo-
couple
View

The ED product range is designed for harsh environments. The digital output port lines are implemented as protected output circuits, providing current overload and short-circuit protection, voltage surge, overload and open circuit protection and over temperature protection to allow the widest possible usage and range of devices. The outputs are good for driving hot and cold resistive loads, capacitive loads and inductive loads and are especially suited for loads with high inrush currents such as cold bulbs/lamps and motors. Typical applications are control and switching of AC and DC motors, Fans, relay drivers, pumps, Voltage Regulators and Battery Chargers, LEDs and Bulbs, Air Conditioning, Heaters and Solenoids.

 
 

Features

 
 
Ethernet to IO Device Modules - Main Features
Ethernet to IO Device Modules - Product Range
Digital Inputs
Digital Outputs
Ethernet to DIO Device Server
Gateway RS485 Serial Port
Brainboxes' Easy Wire Feature
Wide Range Redundant Dual Power Input
Grounding
Multi-Platform Software designed for the factory floor
Extended Temperature Range
Watchdog feature
Slim Shape
Product support
Approvals
Typical applications

Ethernet to IO Device Modules - Main Features
  • Ethernet to IO Device Modules
  • Interfaces include: Digital Inputs, Digital outputs, relays, analogue and thermocouple
  • Also supports a single RS485 Serial Port interfaceSlim DIN rail mountable design (ideal for factory systems)
  • -30C to +80C Operating Temperature (-22F to +185F)
  • Wide power supply operating voltages +5V to +30VDC input
  • NuDam / Adam compatible
  • ASCII DCON query response protocol
  • Compatible with industry standard software packages
  • Ideal for factory process control and automation

Ethernet to IO Device Modules - Product Range

Digital Inputs

  • Input Channels: 8 non-isolated input channels
  • NPN/PNP: One jumper configures all inputs as either pull up for NPN, active low,
  • type sensors or pull down for PNP, active high, type sensors
  • Logic Level 0: 0V to +1V
  • Logic Level 1: +3.5V to +30V
  • Latched Inputs: Triggered by user programmable positive or negative edges, stays true until acknowledged
  • Counter Inputs: User programmable- counts positive or negative transitions 0-65335

Digital Outputs

  • Output Channels: 8 non-isolated output channels
  • Maximum output current: Sinks up to 1 Amp per pin, 40V max load
  • Max combined load: 4.0 Amps per ED device
  • Characteristic: Open drain output, protected MosFET intelligent short circuit protection up to 36V
  • Over temperature shutdown :1750C typical 1500C min
  • Maximum output load Voltage 40V
  • ESD Protection: 16kV

Ethernet to DIO Device Server
  • The Ethernet to Digital IO (DIO) device is implemented using a Windows COM port driver
  • This COM port driver is completely compatible with all popular PC packages such as LabView, MATLAB and Agilent VEE and
  • supports a range of popular APIs.
  • Continue to get value from your existing development and process control system.

Gateway RS485 Serial Port

  • 1 x Half-duplex RS485 port
  • Supports connection and control of any RS485 compatible equipment
  • Supports communications with industry standard NuDAM, eDAM and ADAM modules using ASCII protocols.
  • Tx FIFO Size: 2048
  • Rx FIFO Size: 2048
  • Operating Distance: RS422/485 Standard (4000 ft : 1200 metres)

Brainboxes' Easy Wire Feature

  • Removable high-quality screw terminal blocks make cable installation easier
  • Colour-coded terminal blocks and ports prevents incorrect connections
  • Numbered Pins simplifies wiring and helps to remove confusion

Wide Range Redundant Dual Power Input

  • Power supply input range: +5VDC to +30VDC
  • Accommodates variation in the +24VDC factory floor and allows alternative power sources.
  • A second power supply can be fitted as a back-up to prevent down time should one power source fail.
  • Can use 5 Volt power from any computer USB port via optional accessory cable PW-650 - Useful for configuring the device from a laptop in the field.

Grounding

  • Correctly wired grounds help cut down on electromagnetic interference
  • 5-pin terminals allow a ground on the 5th pin of each block Functional earth connection to the DIN rail

Multi-Platform Software designed for the factory floor

  • Designed for Industry Standard Packages
  • Configure, monitor and control using LabView, MATLAB or Agilent VEE.
  • Brainboxes Ethernet IO devices can be configured, monitored and controlled using a Windows COM port driver.
  • The COM port is completely compatible with all popular PC packages such as LabView, MATLAB and Agilent VEE.
  • Continue to get value from your existing development and process control system.

Extended Temperature Range

  • Temperature range: -30C to +80C
  • This Extended Temperature operating range copes with changing temperatures for harsh environments found in industrial environments
  • It is possible to monitor the CPU temperature via the web interface or programmatically using ASCII commands

Watchdog feature

  • Allows independent known good states to be set for power up and comms link watchdog and hardware watchdog
  • Programmable time range allows full control.

Slim Shape

  • Small foot print for when DIN rail space is a premium
  • Only 22.6mm wide

Product support
  • Warranty Lifetime - online registration required
  • Support Lifetime: Web, Email and Phone Support from fully qualified, friendly staff who work in and alongside the Product Development Team

Approvals
  • Industry Approvals:  CCC-Mark, C-Tick, Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, WEEE, RoHS, METL
  • Microsoft Approvals: AEO (C-TPAT)
  • Microsoft Signed Drivers: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / Windows Server 2008

Typical applications
  • Interfacing any industrial control process to Ethernet
  • Interfacing legacy control equipment to Ethernet

 


 
 
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