The Ethernet IO modules offer comprehensive diagnostic functions that improve transparency within the process. LEDs provide status information for each channel, allowing channel-specific diagnostics at all times. An integrated web server enables remote access to network parameters such as IP address, subnet masks, and gateways.
Equipped with a “decentralized intelligence” function, the modules are able to handle smaller applications without any dependency on a remote control panel. The modules evaluate parameters autonomously, and information is transferred to the PLC only if it is necessary.
This relieves the higher-level system and improves reaction times, supporting the demands of Industry 4.0 scenarios.