Balluff’s New Interface Block Allows You to Connect Multiple Linear Position
Transducers to Your Profibus Network, Along with Discrete and/or Analog
The new Profibus/Micropulse Transducer Interface Block from Balluff allows you to connect
multiple linear position transducers to your Profibus network, along with discrete and/or analog
sensors, thus saving time and money in installation and component costs.
Florence, KY (Vocus) March 5, 2010 -- Integrating multiple position sensors into a Profibus machine control
network can be a complex and expensive task. Balluff’s Profibus/Micropulse interface block simplifies the
process and drastically reduces cost by enabling up to four Micropulse linear position transducers to be connected
on a single Profibus node, using the economical digital START/STOP interface. In addition, the
Profibus/Micropulse interface block has four extra inputs for either discrete or analog sensors.
- Connect up to four economical Micropulse START/STOP linear transducers
- Use up to 15 position magnets on each Micropulse transducer
- Accepts Micropulse transducer output types P111, P110, M1, and P1
- Provides detailed diagnostic feedback over Profibus network
- Rugged metal housing withstands demanding applications
Save money on your linear position applications
This interface block is ideal for manufacturing processes that require multiple linear position feedback devices,
for example injection molding, metal stamping, printing, and paper handling equipment. In these applications,
along with using linear position devices, there is often a need to integrate discrete sensors (inductive proxes,
capacitive sensors, limit switches, etc.) and/or analog sensors (pressure sensors, photoelectric distance sensors,
etc.). This block combines discrete, analog, and linear positioning devices into one Profibus node, saving time and
money in installation and component costs.
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