AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) has added remote I/O capabilities to its BRX Micro PLC product line. BRX Remote I/O controllers allow thousands of additional I/O to be added to the BRX PLC system. Each remote controller unit can be expanded with up to eight I/O expansion modules providing up to 256 I/O points per remote rack. Six controller versions are available and are designed to work seamlessly with Do-more! systems, DirectLOGIC ERM modules or any Modbus Client/Master device. Supported protocols include Do-more! Ethernet Remote I/O, HOST Ethernet Remote I/O, Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. Other benefits include:
- Over 4,000 additional discrete and 1,000 additional analog I/O points that can be added using the native protocols (over 63,000 additional discrete and 15,000 additional analog points are possible when using Modbus TCP).
- A built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. Modbus I/O units also have an onboard RS-485 port with removable 3-pin connector.
- Both 120-240 VAC and 12-24 VDC powered units available; the AC powered units include an integral 24VDC auxiliary output power supply.
- A two-year warranty.