Machine Mount Ethernet Gateways for PROFINET Systems

Machine Mount Ethernet Gateways for PROFINET Systems

TURCK introduces a new BL67 Ethernet gateway available for use on PROFINET network systems. PROFINET is the fastest industrial Ethernet I/O network, and the only Ethernet I/O network that can successfully accomplish a line topology; making it available for long conveyor systems.

TURCK’s BL67 system consists of a gateway, base modules and electronic modules, and is IP 67 rated for field installations. I/O modules are configured independently of the fieldbus protocol, and up to 32 I/O modules may be connected to a gateway. This equates to systems that may include up to 512 digital I/O points or 128 analog channels. TURCK’s BL67 gateways are currently available for DeviceNet™, PROFIBUS ®-DP, CANopen, Ethernet/IP™ and Modbus TCP/IP.

All BL67 systems use TURCK’s free I/Oassistant software package to perform the initial configuration, parameter set-up, documentation, commissioning and diagnostic functions for on/offline usage. It is recommended to use the I/Oassistant program to verify that all restrictions regarding power and size are met. I/Oassistant can be downloaded for free at

The PROFINET BL67 gateway is also completely compatible with TURCK’s RFID system, BL ident. This feature allows read/write operations on the fly using 13.56MHZ technology with speeds up to 22mph (10 m/s). BL ident is the premier RFID system on the market in terms of speed and flexibility.

TURCK is an industry leader providing superior quality sensing, connectivity and network products to help manufacturers improve their automated processes. For other TURCK product or technical information, contact:

1-800-544-7769 ? ?

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