I/O to IT/OT Protocol Conversion
The ioLogik E1200 does just what you need by supporting the most often-used protocols for retrieving I/O data. Most IT engineers use SNMP or RESTful API protocols, but IA engineers are more familiar with Operational Technologies (OT), such as Modbus and EtherNet/IP. Moxa’s Smart I/O makes it possible for both IT and IA engineers to conveniently retrieve data from the same I/O device. The ioLogik E1200 series speaks six different protocols, including Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP, and Moxa AOPC for IA engineers, as well as SNMP, RESTful API, and Moxa MXIO library for IT engineers. The ioLogik E1200 retrieves I/O data and converts the data to any of these protocols at the same time, allowing you to get your applications connected easily and effortlessly. Learn more…
Daisy-chained Ethernet I/O Connection
A new daisy-chained Ethernet I/O concept is now available. The ioLogik E1210 industrial Ethernet remote I/O has two embedded Ethernet switch ports that allow information to flow to another local Ethernet device or connect to the next ioLogik in the daisy-chain.
Applications such as factory automation, security and surveillance systems, and tunnel monitoring, can make use of daisy-chained Ethernet for building multi-drop I/O networks over standard Ethernet cables. Many industrial automation users are familiar with the multi-drop configuration typically used in fieldbus applications. The daisy-chain function on the Ethernet remote I/O ioLogik E1210 not only increases the connection between machines and panels, but also lowers the cost of buying separate Ethernet switches, and at the same time reduces labor fees and cabling by a large percentage. For example, if a production facility contains 700 stations (20 points per station), the wiring cost reduction can reach 15% of the total implementation cost.
Saving Time and Wiring Costs with Peer-to-Peer Communications
In remote automation applications, the control room and sensors are often far removed, making wiring over long distances a constant challenge. With peer-to-peer networking, users may now map a pair of ioLogik E1200 series modules so that input values will be directly transferred to output channels, greatly simplifying the wiring process and reducing wiring costs.
User-definable Modbus/TCP Addressing for Painless Upgrading of Existing Systems
For Modbus devices that are controlled and detected by fixed addresses, users need to spend a vast amount of time researching and verifying the configurations. Users need to locate each device’s networking details like I/O channels, or vendor-defined addresses to enable the initial or start address of a SCADA system or PLC. The ioLogik E1200, with user-definable Modbus/TCP addressing, offers greater flexibility, and setup is easy. Instead of worrying about individual devices, users simply configure the function and address map to fit their needs. .
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