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4B IE-Node – Provides Sensor Data to PLC’s and Automation Systems

4B IE-Node – Provides Sensor Data to PLC’s and Automation Systems
18 Nov 2020  |
4B’s new Industrial Ethernet Node (IE-NODE) remote monitoring interface has been designed to provide sensor data to PLC’s or other automation and control systems.

The IE-NODE is available in two versions, both with a total of 10 sensor inputs. Version 1 has eight contact or NTC temperature inputs, and two pulses or 4-20 mA (current loop) inputs. Version 2 has 10 inputs for 4-20 mA (current loop) sensors. Both units can be expanded to 16 sensor inputs with the installation of optional expansion boards.

The IE-NODE operates by reading its sensor inputs and sending processed data when requested by another system (e.g. PLC). The units are equipped with an RJ45 Ethernet socket and support PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP/IP protocols for easy integration with Siemens, Allen-Bradley Rockwell, Delta V, Modicon, and other PLC’s or automation devices.

The IE-NODE’s network configurator software provides a visual view of all devices on the network. It allows for easy identification of each unit on the network and allows for network settings to be changed as needed.

The IE-NODE has in-built network support for connectivity. HazardMon is a secure cloud-based hazard monitoring solution providing status notifications and data logging for bucket elevators and conveyors. Live system status, graphs, and historical data can be viewed on any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet PC, desktop, or laptop computer).

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Founded in the UK in 1971 as a subsidiary of The Braime Group, 4B Braime Components, Ltd. has been an industry leader in developing high quality, innovative, and dependable material handling components for the agricultural...

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