With K20 housing styles, the new DeviceNet gateways from Pepperl & Fuchs are available in single- or dual- channel versions. They are cUL listed to simplify panel construction for North American-based machine builders and users.
According to the company’s press release, these gateways provide diagnostic capabilities while supporting polled I/O and change-of-state (COS) operations. Additional features include detected slave display, visual fault diagnostics, support for analog I/O and the ability to network safety devices.
These devices handle the complete data transfer, cyclically polling all participants connected to the wiring system. The gateway can be placed anywhere in the AS-Interface segment. Single channel gateways can handle hundreds of inputs/outputs connected up to 62 addressable I/O modules. The dual-channel gateways can support twice as many modules.