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Ethernet protocol modules offer plug-and-play functionality

Don Horne   

chartwell 0316These compact FEN20 Ethernet multiprotocol I/O modules from TURCK Chartwell make standard switching signals quickly and effectively bus-capable. Their multiprotocol plug-and-play functionality means the digital inputs and outputs are immediately ready for use in PROFINET, Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP systems. The device detects the protocol used by listening to the communication traffic during the startup phase. The 4DIP-4DXP, which measures 55 x 62.5 x 30 mm, fits in small housings and can be retrofitted to make push buttons and LED indicators Ethernet ready. The 16DXP variant measuring 57 x 152 x 47 mm provides up to 16 I/Os. As a DXP variant it can be operated both as an input or output.


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