With an increase in plant complexity, peripheral connection via fieldbus has long been standard in most automated infrastructures. This is why Schleicher has equipped its "RIO" I/O system with comprehensive modules that pick up, route and output the necessary process-specific signal mix.
RIOThe range of RIO components and modules includes:：
Bus connectors for linking modules with Profibus-DP and CANopen fieldbuses
Digital I/O modules with 4, 8 or 16 channels using vibrostable spring-force clamping technology
Analog I/O modules for recording measured values and transferring actuating signals to the field peripherals
Terminal expansions for the provision of two additional distribution levels (this allows three-wire connection technology for all RIO module types)
Compact I/O with up to 16 digital channels and integrated bus connector for Profibus-DP, CANopen
Function modules for recording and/or analysing decentral processes (they disengage the central control and increase local precision. Their micro-second response speed is independent of fieldbus delays and PLC cycle times).
Axis interface including pulse generator interface, amongst others
Temperature recording module for sensors and thermoelements