Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has introduced a new addition to Lumberg Automation’s fieldbus system – the LioN-Link EtherNet/IP bus coupler. This bus coupler makes updates easy as a result of its flexible interface with industrial networks running EtherNet/IP protocols.
Belden’s Universal Components Easily Integrate with Existing EtherNet/IP Networks (Photo: Belden, PR36x)
This single input/output (I/O) module supports diverse field wiring designs, numerous configuration options and long-distance connections. Its unique standardized wiring components also provide unprecedented flexibility for even the harshest industrial environments.
“With the growing popularity of EtherNet/IP, network engineers, system integrators and machine builders will find our bus coupler a welcome addition to the field,” said Toni Hauert, product manager at Belden. “The flexible interface options – along with the fact that there are no special cables or connectors required – make installation as simple as plugging in the new bus coupler to get the network up and running.”
The LioN-Link system provides simplified connection options between the entire fieldbus system and the fieldbus independent I/O modules, which are lightweight and use limited space. Software is integrated into each bus coupler, allowing communications with the Web server, as well as access to real-time data and diagnostics across the entire manufacturing process.
Each bus coupler connects up to 30 I/O modules distributed through two lines, with a maximum of 15 devices per line. The lines can extend up to 100 meters, twice the distance of any other product on the market.
“Today’s manufacturers want multiple, affordable configuration options for integrating their existing EtherNet/IP networks,” adds Hauert. “The Lumberg Automation bus coupler provides a simple, user-friendly solution that provides real-time robust data, allowing easy identification and correction of any problems in the manufacturing field.”
In a world moving toward interoperability, visibility is vital to operators as they face increasing demands to receive, analyze and share data. Belden’s industrial connectivity solutions address these needs head on. With more connected machines, increasing data volumes and productivity demands at an all-time high, customers in challenging environments can count on Belden cable, Lumberg Automation and Hirschmann industrial connectors for a complete communications infrastructure designed to last. Belden’s customized systems provide robust performance and reliability for a wide range of industrial automation applications.
Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.
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