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Types of I/O devices from Murrelektronik

As a leading worldwide manufacturer of power distribution components and systems for industrial automation, Murrelektronik is a powerhouse in the manufacturing industry. Here, PIF outlines the types of I/O systems in Murrelektronik’s comprehensive catalogue, including some industry award-winners and clever, compact designs.

Award-winning Cube67 modular fieldbus system

The Cube67 has plenty of features to support its award-winning status. This modular fieldbus system can be customised to meet the specific requirements of an installation solution. The Cube67 from Murrelektronik is characterised by its single cable technology with multi-function modules, flexible installation methods and robust, potted circuitry. This single cable module connection is completely unique and transfers both power and data from a single bus node to the connected modules – which simplifies the installation.

Here’s the award-winning highlights:

  • Bus nodes for most of the major protocols
  • Up to 32 modules on a single IP address
  • Installation lengths of up to 60m
  • Star and linear topologies
  • Analog, digital and special function modules
  • Over 80 different function modules

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Compact Cube 20S modular fieldbus system

The Cube 20S modular fieldbus system offers easy connectivity in a compact design that’s small, speedy and safe. This is a well-contained fieldbus system that has an individual, modular design. The Cube 20S I/O system is an addition to the field-tested Cube family. The small 12.9 millimetre width means they can be quickly and easily connected. The integrated backplane bus connects the modules to power and data.

Here are the highlights:

  • Individual, modular design
  • Space saving spring clamp terminals
  • Safety modules for safe inputs and outputs with the highest possible protection (up to PLe)
  • Status LEDs with clear channel assignment
  • Response time up to 20 μs
  • Highly modular with 2-, 4-, and 8- channel modules
  • Up to 64 modules per bus node
  • Many module types
  • Configuration diagram on the modules

MVK Metal fieldbus modules for harsh industrial environments

These IP67 rated fieldbus modules are designed for applications in harsh, industrial environments. They offer less wiring than traditional machine and system installations with more intuitive diagnostics. MVK Metal fieldbus modules from Murrelektronik have specific mechanical properties that are ideal for the industrial sector. The efficient design also helps to save space in the cabinet.

Here are the highlights:

  • Short I/O cables to valves and sensors
  • Pluggable connections
  • Avoids wiring errors
  • Comprehensive diagnostics
  • Welding spatter resistant metal housing and rugged design
  • Shock and vibration resistant

Automatic fibre optic data transfer with MVK Metal POF

This IP67 rated fieldbus module has all the same great features of the rest of MVK family, but uses a fibre optic data transfer system for automatic diagnostics. The PROFINET fast start up (FSU) technique offers short start-up times. MVK Metal POF fieldbus modules are ready for operation in less than 500 ms. This is a very useful feature for robot applications where tools are changed quite frequently.

Here are the highlights:

  • Push-pull connection technology
  • EMC interference doesn't influence data transfer
  • Optical measurement of cable length
  • Automatic diagnostics of POF quality
  • Comprehensive diagnostics
  • Don’t look for errors, find them
  • Welding spatter resistant metal housing and rugged design
  • Shock and vibration resistant

Easy-glance safety mode with MVK Metal Safety fieldbus modules

With all the same great features as the MVK family, but with additional safety nets, with MVK Metal Safety fieldbus modules are perfect for automotive applications. This industrial fieldbus module allows for installations to meet Safety Integrity Level 3 (according to IED 61508 and IEC 62061) and Performance Level e (according to EN ISO 13849-1).

Here are the highlights:

  • Short I/O cables to actuators and sensors
  • M12 and Push/Pull connections
  • Avoids wiring errors
  • Comprehensive diagnostics
  • Welding spatter resistant metal housing and rugged design

If you want to find out more about modular fieldbus systems, contact Murrelektronik today.

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