MOTION CONTROL: Sixteen I/O points in one 12mm-wide module make WAGO Corp.’s 16-point I/O Ribbon Cable modules one of the most compact solutions for streamlining control-to-machine wiring. The DIN-rail mount modules feature 16 inputs (750-1400), 16 outputs (750-1500) or 8 inputs/8 outputs (750-1502) and an HE10 ribbon cable interface. With the flat ribbon cable, the modules facilitate the use of pre-wired assemblies to minimize wiring time and errors. Additional project costs savings are achieved through one of the industry’s lowest costs per channel.
The 16-point I/O modules are compatible with WAGO’s interface boards, ranging from an LED-equipped 120V ac to 24V dc input interface board, to a 3.75 inch-wide, 16-channel relay interface board featuring 5mm plug-in relays. For additional voltage flexibility, the 16-point I/O modules can pair with select interface boards and connect to any voltage up to 120V ac - 6A. All 16-point I/O modules carry onboard LEDs for status indication and utilize CAGE CLAMP® Spring Pressure Terminations for field connections. WAGO can also design and manufacture custom interface boards.
As part of the fieldbus-independent WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, the 16-point I/O modules readily integrate into existing WAGO I/O nodes and operate with all WAGO fieldbus couplers/controllers. Extensive monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities are provided via WAGO-I/O-CHECK software. They also increase the flexibility of existing Allen-Bradley® Controllers via WAGO’s free Add-On Instructions. The instructions enable users to integrate WAGO I/O, including the new 16-point modules, into RS-LogixTM 5000 systems via WAGO fieldbus couplers.
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