TURCK adds I/O stations for Industrial Ethernet featuring multiprotocol technology

Turck Australia announces a new range of in-cabinet, block I/O stations featuring Industrial Ethernet multiprotocol technology.

TURCK’s new FEN20 I/O stations for Industrial Ethernet are recommended for applications where digital I/O needs to be elevated to an Industrial Ethernet layer such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET or Modbus TCP. An innovative approach to Ethernet applications, TURCK’s Industrial Ethernet multiprotocol technology allows a single station to operate on a Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP or PROFINET network.

Upon power-up, the station automatically recognises the protocol of the master that tries to connect to it, and dedicates the outputs to that master while still allowing other protocols to access the input data and diagnostic information.

The new FEN20 I/O stations are available with 16 configurable I/O, with power isolation between I/O zones, and an embedded Ethernet switch to support a variety of application topologies. The station can be addressed via an external rotary switch or a webserver, making troubleshooting easier, quicker, and more cost effective.

Key features of FEN20 I/O stations include support for DHCP and LLDP; LEDs included for status and basic troubleshooting; and unique housing perfect for applications in light towers, push buttons, or operator panels.

Christian Vitale, Sr. Product Manager at TURCK observes that the FEN20 I/O station completes TURCK’s family of in-cabinet, block I/O stations that can also be used in PROFIBUS-DP, DeviceNet, AS-Interface and now multiprotocol Ethernet fieldbus applications.

TURCK specialises in high quality sensing, connectivity and network products to help manufacturers improve their automated processes.

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