Festo Expands Low Cost EtherNet/IP Connectivity to IO-Link Devices

CTEU-EP

The CTEU-EP universal interface module from Festo makes EtherNet/IP connectivity low cost and plug and play for IO-Link devices and Festo valve terminals. The CTEU-EP is ODVA conformant and a Rockwell Encompass referenced product.

For maximum flexibility, OEMs can cost effectively integrate IO-Link devices such as pressure and flow sensors, RFID readers, and light stacks along with a valve terminal with up to 64 solenoid coils. With a splitter, two-valve terminals can be served.

Features of the CTEU-EP include:


  •     Economical IO-Link interface
  •     Simple plug and work commissioning
  •     Flexible configurations of valve terminals with up to 64 solenoid coils
  •     Compatible with five different Festo valve families
  •     Fail safe modes allow systems to hold last state in case of network fault
  •     Diagnostics on board


                 o     Under voltage

                 o     Short circuits

  •     Extendable to include inputs using optional CAPC splitter
  •     Rated to IP65 and IP67

The CTEU-EP connects to a range of Festo valve terminals, including VTUG, VTUB, MPA-L, VTOC, and CPV for greater flexibility. In harsh environment applications, CTEU-EP can interface EtherNet/IP to the MPA-C IP69K rated valve terminal. CTEU-EP is also compatible with other Festo products such as the CTSL input module, SDAT cylinder position transmitter, OVEM vacuum generator, VPPM pressure regulator, CMMO-LK stepper motor controller, and to a number of pressure sensors.

The CTEU family of universal interface modules is compatible with other leading fieldbuses, including DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, ProfibusDP, Profinet, CANopen, and CC-Link. In addition,…

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