Connect multiple linear position transducers to your Profibus network
Integrating multiple position sensors into a Profibus machine control network can be a complex and expensive task. Balluff’s Profibus/Micropulse interface block simplifies the process and drastically reduces cost by enabling up to four Micropulse linear position transducers to be connected on a single Profibus node, using the economical digital START/STOP interface. In addition, the Profibus/Micropulse interface block has four extra inputs for either discrete or analog sensors.
This interface block is ideal for manufacturing processes that require multiple linear position feedback devices, for example injection molding, metal stamping, printing, and paper handling equipment. In these applications, along with using linear position devices, there is often a need to integrate discrete sensors (inductive proxes, capacitive sensors, limit switches, etc.) and/or analog sensors (pressure sensors, photoelectric distance sensors, etc.) This block combines discrete, analog, and linear positioning devices into one Profibus node, saving time and money in installation and component costs.
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