New WAGO I/O System Field (IP67) for Future-Proof Automation of Modular Machines
19 Jun 2020
Extended Network Connectivity
The new system combines fast ETHERNET-based fieldbuses (e.g., PROFINET), technologies such as OPC UA, Bluetooth® and Webserver, and MQTT as a protocol for cloud connectivity. The centerpiece is a powerful processor core that combines integrated security features with secure field and cloud connectivity. It is the basis for all ETHERNET, fieldbus and Industrial IoT standards (including TSN), offering maximum flexibility for a wide variety of requirements.
Functionality and Aesthetics in One System
The IP67-rated I/O System Field is optimized for dependable, cabinet-free automation. The modules mount exactly where you need them – at the heart of the action, close to sensors and actuators. This adaptability not only reduces the cabling required, but it also simplifies commissioning, maintenance and diagnostics. The system offers no-compromise protection with fully encapsulated metal housings for extremely harsh environments, or robust yet lightweight plastic housings for mobile applications. The modules operate at temperatures from −25 to +70°C (−13 … +158°F). Slim housing variants and lateral mounting lend themselves well to detecting signals in the smallest of spaces and for mounting both modules and connection cables in a protected manner. Sensors and actuators are connected via standard M8 and M12 cables. The system is powered via an L-coded high-current M12 connector, providing up to 16 A and packing more power in less space. The modules can accommodate WMB Inline markers or marking strips from the WAGO standard program.
Integrated Load Management
Innovative load management ensures that the system’s power is fully utilized via supply current load management. Current and voltage can be recorded and evaluated per channel. Overload limits can be set for individual channels. As a result, errors can be detected faster and more clearly differentiated in the event of faults – errors are also more easily predicted, which is essential for future trends such as predictive maintenance.
All-in-One Solution via IO-Link
In combination with IO-Link , the I/O System Field fully demonstrates its strengths as a flexible “IO distributor” for both data collection and distribution. The prominent communication standard enables seamless data flow from the control to the sensor and actuator level. This considerably simplifies configuration and cabling. Furthermore, completely new possibilities arise for diagnostics, parameterization and device identification.