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Beckhoff Adds Manual Operating Modules to Bus Terminal Line
Manual operating I/O modules.
Burnsville, MN — Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new KL85xx manual operating module series to provide more convenient interface options for machinery. These modules mount conveniently on the outside of control cabinet doors using a snap-in system. In addition to easy manual machine intervention without opening the control cabinet, these digital and analog I/O modules also enable the convenient observation of process data.

A total of four different module types are available for manual operating functions: the KL8519, 16-channel, 24VDC digital inputs to monitor machine status; the KL8528, 8-channel, 24VDC at 0.5A per channel digital outputs can follow programmed outputs, disable outputs individually or manually turn on outputs individually; the KL8524, 4 x 2-channel, 24VDC at 0.5A digital output module that has 8 channels grouped in pairs such that, for each set, only one output is allowed to be on at once; the KL8548 8-channel analog output, 0 to 10V, with changeover between manual and automatic mode, the analog output either follows the programmed output in auto mode or is set via the potentiometer in manual mode.

Up to 31 of these modules can be connected to the Bus Terminal system using the company's K-bus extension. The maximum distance between the individual KL85xx modules is 5m. The modules can be integrated using Bus Couplers into almost any fieldbus system, such as Ethernet, EtherCAT, DeviceNet, and PROFIBUS. The I/O level is wired using the KL9309 signal-independent adapter terminal using ribbon cable or shielded round cable.

The KL9309 is a double-wide "high density" terminal that has 16 terminal points and is incorporated into the Bus Terminal node. The signals are electrically isolated. The modules are configurable through the company's TwinCAT automation software.

Contact: Beckhoff Automation LLC, 12150 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, MN 55337 952-890-0000 fax: 952-890-2888 E-mail: Web:

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