SDS- and LON-Bus modules make the connection to the respective bus system via an SDS- or LON-connector. SDS fieldbus system is based on CAN, and is used in industrial automation. SDS-Bus modules are available as interchangeable I/O modules with four-channel modularity. LON-Bus modules allow the coupling of digital, analog, or serial communication devices, including diagnostic functions, and have their own "controller" or adapter. With this feature, the application can be loaded into any bus module.
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