What to See While at AF2018 – FLEX 5000 IO

Automation Fair is just one week away in Philadelphia. For the next week, we’ll highlight some of the new products to see if you are attending the event.

FLEX 5000 I/O SFP Adapters, Safety Digital Modules, and Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) Support

See it in the Integrated Architecture Exhibit (#1225) at the 2018 Automation Fair.

Available for Sale: December 31, 2018

Features and Benefits:

  • Ethernet adapter with small form factor pluggable (SFP) support for flexible media (fiber/copper), available in extreme environment (XT) and non-XT variants as catalog numbers: 5094-AENSFPR, 5094-AENSFPRXT, 5094-AEN2SFPR, 5094-AEN2SFPRXT
  • Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) and Device Level Ring (DLR) support for high-availability in Ethernet networks are available as firmware update for all Ethernet adapters
  • Support for Safety and Automation Control in one flexible and reliable distributed I/O platform with additional catalog numbers: 5094-IB16S, 5094-OB16S, 5094-OW4IS
  • Safety I/O modules are rated SIL 3, cat. 4 and PLe

FLEX5000 I/O has excellent reliability and is a flexible I/O solution that is hardened for application requirements with the ability to operate at -40˚C to 70˚C. This release introduces the SFP adapters in extreme environment (XT) and non-XT variants, which allow FLEX 5000™ I/O to provide native support for both copper and fiber-optic media, reducing the need for additional media converters. It also enhances communication with 1 Gb EtherNet/IPconnectivity. In addition, the firmware update for all Ethernet adapters enables Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) support that provides highly reliable and highly available communication networks with zero recovery time for data transmission. As part of offering the automation and safety functionality in one I/O solution, the discrete safety I/O are introduced with SIL 3, cat. 4, PLe rating and designed to fit into the standard FLEX 5000™ I/O system. Apart from the 16-point discrete input and output modules, the release also includes a 4-channel relay output module.

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