Modular I/O solution for mixed IP20 and IP67 applications

20 July 2020

In addition to centralised automation technology, there is also an increasing need for decentralised, intelligent control systems to bring greater flexibility to production environments.

Weidmuller has responded to this need with u-mation, a modular hardware portfolio which can be flexibly combined and extended and which applies equally to a traditional panel application as well as a decentralised controller. 

Part of this this portfolio includes u-remote, a remote I/O concept consisting of a range of modules that allow users to connect signal systems in the panel, in mixed IP20 and IP67 applications or directly in the field. Benefits are said to include speeding up of the installation process. 

Where systems grow to a size where the count of signals is too great for the cabinet, the UR67 provides an I/O and fieldbus solution for the collection of local signals. It encapsulates signals with IP67 protection at the very point where sensors and actuators are located. It supports common fieldbus systems, while incorporating multi-protocol variants for those wishing to standardise on an I/O block.

UR67 is said to offer a solution where production environments require a high number of sensors and actuators in the field need to be connected to a central control system. 

The UR20 multi-protocol distributed remote I/O allows users to keep their remote I/O station as compact as possible. The header module also provides individual current paths for inputs and outputs, resulting in fewer additional power feed modules for larger systems to keep systems compact while providing flexibility for expansion.

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