Remote I/O with IP67 protection
Mount, connect and you're ready to go. This is the new dimension for remote I/O mounted directly on the machine. Its credit card size design allows for mounting in the smallest areas. No space whatsoever is required in the control cabinet. IP67 protection withstands the harshest environments. As fast as a centralized solution. Connections are made using open fieldbus systems.
Components and Modules
Traditional I/O systems are located centrally in the control cabinet, with extensive wiring required for sensors and actuators. In addition, modular machine designs often require intermediate connections with multi-pin connectors. Remote I/O modules can only reach their full potential, however, if additional distribution boxes can be eliminated completely. This is why the optimal solution has to include I/O modules with robust IP67 protection that can be placed directly in harsh industrial environments.
Instead of tediously wiring each individual sensor or actuator to the control cabinet over long distances, with the X67 system all you need is a single bus cable and a 24 VDC power supply. This applies to the entire machine. The potential for savings is substantial, even when compared to passive distributors, since connecting a sensor to the X67 system replaces all of the input wiring to the control cabinet.
The shortest commissioning times
Pre-assembled standard cables make it possible for the mechanic to make the necessary connections himself and make wiring errors a thing of the past. Commissioning can begin immediately when machine construction is started, with time-consuming inspection of the wiring no longer necessary.
Minimized service costs
Correcting errors is a snap with individual sensors and actuators that can be unplugged and replaced quickly, as well as extensive diagnostic functions that allow errors to be detected immediately.
One system for all machine designs
Whether a compact machine or a large plant, this I/O system can be adapted to the machine's architecture to meet every demand for every level of performance. The X67 system offers ultimate design freedom.
POWERLINK, CAN bus, CANopen, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS DP, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT or Modbus TCP/UDP – the fieldbus system may change but the X67 I/O system from B&R always remains the same.
Unlimited expansion possibilities
The X67 system is extremely flexible, handling removable machine modules, optional expansions and even future upgrades to the machine architecture with ease.
Minimum control cabinet space
This system opens up the space normally needed for laying cables or placing terminals, I/O modules or additional distribution boxes.