Secure EtherNet/IP connection of sensors and actuators to controllers

Belden is adding new robust I/O modules in metal housings to its LioN range from Lumberg Automation™



The new ruggedized LioN-R EtherNet/IP modules in the LioN series guarantee maximum security for data communication. This is because the galvanic isolation between the individual sensors and actuators and the higher level bus system reliably protect the controllers from interference. In addition, short-circuit-proof outputs ensure maximum reliability – guaranteeing highly productive machines and systems.


The LioN-R modules, which meet the requirements of industrial protection class IP67, are fully enclosed in a stable zinc diecast housing, so you can use them even in the most rugged environmental conditions. Their robust design even enables them to easily withstand applications involving welding sparks, filings or aggressive coolants and lubricants.

Because LioN-R modules are also equipped with dual-port switches (10/100 Mbit/s), they can be used to implement both line and ring topologies. Thanks to DLR (device level ring protocol), the modules switch over immediately to an alternative ring segment if the connection goes down. This guarantees maximum network availability and hence continuous access to your applications. The easy diagnostics concept also allows faults to be located quickly, thanks to precise channel and bus diagnosis, thus saving you time and money.

Three versions of the LioN-R modules are available, each of which offers you 16 digital channels – either inputs, outputs, or a combination of both. The rated output current rating goes up to 1.6 A per channel, with a maximum total current capacity of 9 A. The optimum slot arrangement makes them easy to use, even with T distributors.

Both the 16 I/O slots and the two EtherNet/IP ports use vibration-proof M12 connection technology. To prevent confusion, the slots and ports are all color-coded. The IP address is set up using rotary switches. The process of configuring these LioN-R modules is also extremely convenient, as it can be carried out via the user interface of the controller.

Lumberg Automation, a Belden Brand, means dependable signal transmission – even in harsh industrial environments. In several industrial industries, automation technologies make things move. Since the early 1980s, industrial automation customers have trusted the Lumberg Automation brand to deliver the quality connectors and wiring components necessary for maximum reliability of their dynamic automation technologies. Lumberg Automation products have outstanding compact design, chemical resistance and high mechanical and electrical loading capacity. From single- and double-ended cordsets to centralized or decentralized field bus components, the Lumberg Automation brand offers optimal solutions. For more information about Lumberg, please visit
www.lumberg-automation.com or e-mail for product inquiries.

About Belden

St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products together with complete solutions in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics, education and healthcare. With approximately 7,600 employees, Belden has manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and sales offices in nearly every region of the world. Founded in 1902, its top-class products and strong brands have made Belden a world leader in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com. Follow Belden on Twitter: @BeldenInc

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