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EIN DCS BalluffIOhub 400January 11, 2019

Balluff’s newest I/O hubs deliver M8 quick connect to enable resilient distributed modular architecture for compact footprint machines and end effectors.

Balluff’s new M8 I/O hub portfolio enables Balluff IO-Link masters to host up to 248 discrete sensors on a single network node. This replaces the need for up to 16 network blocks and eliminates the associated costs for integration. Use of M8 sensors and actuators are primarily geared toward compact footprint machine designs or light weight designs.

Typically, M12 network blocks are used with splitters to integrate M8 sensors in case of distributed architectures. This requires multiple network blocks and splitters which create numerous failure points and add to the overall project budget. Balluff’s M8 I/O hubs eliminate the additional cost of adding network nodes and splitters by simplifying integration with direct M8 connectivity and unique expansion port strategy.

Ports on the configurable hub can be freely configured as input or output, providing short circuit and overload protection per port. Like its M12 I/O hub portfolio, the Balluff M8 portfolio has IP67 robust metal housing suitable for most harsh industrial environments, has input only and has a configurable I/O option.

The key features of M8 portfolio includes:

  • Compact metal IP67-protection-rated housing
  • 8-channel and 16-channel design for perfect application fit
  • Ports on configurable hub can be freely configured as input or output, providing short circuit and overload protection per port
  • Enhanced diagnostics with IO-Link
  • 300mA output per channel and max 1.6A per I/O hub

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The savings keep coming when you use a variable frequency drive (VFD) with synchronous bypass and transfer capabilities. It can help reduce up-front capital costs and long-term energy and maintenance costs in various motor-control applications. And along with the cost savings, the VFD can help you increase efficiency and achieve more flexible process control.

A VFD with synchronous capabilities allows you to operate one motor continuously with variable speed control or to start and synchronize multiple motors. It also gives you the ability to soft start large motors.

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As a leading manufacturer of drive technology, we also supply mechanical variable-speed gearmotors. For both series, VARIBLOC®and VARIMOT®, you can easily infinitely adjust the speed mechanically using a handwheel or remote control.

Speeds of up to 45 kW can be easily adjusted mechanically

Mechanical variable-speed gearmotors are simple yet robust drive components that represent an inexpensive alternative in many materials handling and process engineering applications. This is because you control the speed infinitely variably yourself: mechanically using a handwheel or via remote control. The process does not involve any costly control cabinets or frequency inverters at all.

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