With three new I/O modules in its X20 series, B&R makes control cabinet monitoring easier than ever. All three modules measure temperature and humidity in the control cabinet and log how much time the values spend within defined ranges. Critical environment conditions can therefore also be evaluated at a later time. The modules also log operating hours and power cycles internally.
The X20CMR010 and X20CMR111 are also equipped with 512 kB of non-volatile user memory. The memory functions without a battery and is therefore maintenance free. It can be used to store recipes and other data. The data will remain in the system even if the controller needs to be replaced.
Two of the new I/O modules provide Technology Guarding functionality and can be used to manage software licenses. This is especially helpful if there is no USB port available for dongles or if the port can't be used due to security concerns.