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Full suite of diagnostics for SMC serial interfaces

SMC’s modular EX600 serial interface offers a full suite of diagnostics and programmable parameters to meet even the most stringent of requirements.

James McKew, group sales and marketing director for SMC Australia and New Zealand elaborates saying: “SMC is able to offer great support to our customers’ businesses. Understanding that your business cannot afford any downtime or unavailability of parts, SMC prides itself on rapid delivery and total customer satisfaction.”

Recent design enhancements to the EX600 series has allowed for great success in terms of robotic applications, where the speed of communication is essential.  “Included in its broad range of benefits, a new QuickConnect™ function has also been introduced. This enables the machinery to power up efficiently and to join the EtherNet/IP network,” says McKew.

“The EX600 is available digital input, digital output and analogue input unit options, and available protocols include PROFIBUS-DP, DeviceNet, CC-Link, Ethernet I/P and EtherCAT.”

Allowing for ease of maintenance and reduced labour time, the EX600 also offers reduced wiring and self-diagnosis functions. “The EX600 is perfectly paired with SMC’s SY series of valve manifolds which is today one of SMC’s top-sellers. It is guaranteed to out-live your machine, achieving up to 200 million cycles when using a metal seal version,” says McKew.

SMC reports they have hundreds of these units currently in stock locally with thousands more in stock and available for fly in from their global inventories. Customers can expect same day dispatch or next day delivery from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland and a general overall delivery guideline of 48 hours on the EX600 Serial Fieldbus System.



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