Fieldbus systems add to the Nugget 40 and 120 directional control valves. The systems attach directly to a Nugget valve stack and connect by a two-wire cable to a PLC/CPU. In addition, both Nugget 40 and 120 valves can be custom-fitted with the DeviceNet protocol. The AS-Interface Bus System brochure includes an illustrated system configuration; descriptive features; and a list of control units, input and output modules, manifolds, and accessories.
IMI Norgren Inc., 5400 S. Delaware St., Littleton, CO 80120, FAX (303) 795-9487.
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