Flexible Automation System Connectivity
Remote and decentralized input/output (I/O) systems for transmitting machine data in real time
Decentralized I/O systems have a number of advantages, including the flexibility of system design to accommodate the many challenges and change requirements that present themselves. Integration of system components is essential, minimizing costly reconfigurations and simplifying maintenance and upgrades, as modules can be added or removed without affecting the entire system. Sensors and valve terminals can be brought into seamless communication with the plant creating a system from the workpiece to the cloud. To realize the potential of such connectivity is to do so in real-time.
Decentralized Real-Time Connectivity:
- Lower Infrastructure Costs
- Lower Latency
The IP65/67-rated Festo CPX-AP-I remote IO system seamlessly integrates all IOs and IO-Link participants to the industrial Ethernet network via a CPX-AP bus interface with a remarkable real-time backplane transmission rate (200 megabits per second (Mbps) full duplex). Your I/O and pneumatic valve manifolds can easily integrate into leading industrial Ethernet networks including: PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP and PROFIBUS.