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Banner Engineering: R95C 8-Port Modbus Hub

May 12, 2023

Banner’s new R95C-8B21-MQ 8-port Discrete Modbus Hub is a quick and easy way to integrate discrete devices into a Modbus system. It converts discrete signal inputs and outputs the values to defined Modbus registers. The R95C-8B21-MQ also serves as a discrete data aggregator that can function as a smart logic device and is able to store valuable sensor data directly on the hub. The R95C-8B21-MQ can quickly and easily connect directly to multiple discrete devices and has a compact and rugged overmolded design that meets IP65, IP67, and IP68 ratings, allowing placement nearly anywhere it’s needed.

R95C-8B21-MQ Benefits

Enable OEE

Discrete data from multiple sensors can be sent to and stored on the R95C-8B21-MQ hub, such as on/off status, length of sensor on/off, frequency of sensor on/off, duration of on/off status, and sensor counts. This valuable data can drive Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) initiatives. 

Perform Local Logic Operations

As a smart logic device, the R95C-8B21-MQ can execute multiple types of on/off delays, including on/off one-shot and on/off retriggerable one-shot. Other functions the R95C-8B21-MQ can perform are on/off pulse stretcher, totalizer, and port mirroring. This on-device logic processing offers flexibility to system designers.

Do More with Your Modbus System

The R95C-8B21-MQ is able to bring up to 16 NPN or PNP discrete signals and drive up to eight discrete outputs. Coupled with the ability to connect multiple R95C-8B21-MQ hubs to a Modbus client such as the DXMR90-X1 industrial controller, you can transmit vast quantities of discrete data to a PLC, HMI, SCADA system, or cloud platform. 

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