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Self-Configuring I/O Modules – Flexible, Fine-Grained, Cost-Effective


June 21, 2021

Discover Bihl+Wiedemann’s new product family of self-configuring I/O modules. They currently provide modules with 4, 8 and 16 digital signals, which can be used bidirectionally as inputs or outputs. This allows many different applications to be implemented with the same module – simplifying planning and spare parts management.

Alternative to IO-Link hubs and Ethernet I/O blocks

The ability to configure 16 I/Os is a great alternative to comparable Ethernet or IO-Link-based I/O solutions. You not only save on the module price but also on the wiring costs. Furthermore, you benefit from a channel-specific diagnostics feature that gives you a detailed overview, even if many inputs and outputs are present.

The self-configuring I/O Modules at a glance:

  •    –   Sensors and actuators can be connected in any combination; offering you the possibility of having 2 signals per M12 connection
  •    –   An optional assignment of a fixed configuration of inputs and outputs is also possible using Bihl+Wiedemann’s software
  •    –   No M12 ports go unused thanks to a product portfolio that offers options from 4 I/Os to 16 I/Os
  •    –   16 inputs/outputs with ASi-5 in 1.27 ms
  •    –   Cost-effective and fast collection of many inputs and outputs
  •    –   Various connection types – the ASi/AUX connection is made via profile cable, M12 connector or push-in terminal, depending on the module used




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