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Galil Motion Control Releases New EtherCAT I/O Controller
Galil Motion Control Inc. Posted 11/30/2015
ROCKLIN, Calif. — Galil Motion Control Inc., the industry leader in motion control technology, is announcing its new EtherCAT slave I/O controller. The RIO-574x0 is packed with digital and analog I/O to be used remotely in an EtherCAT automation system. Although the RIO-574x0 can be used with any generic EtherCAT master, it is designed to integrate seamlessly into an EtherCAT system with Galil’s DMC-500x0 EtherCAT master.
“At half to a third of the price of comparable products, the RIO-574x0 is a cost-effective, easy-to-use EtherCAT solution for any application,” said Amber Ehardt, marketing manager at Galil Motion Control.
All RIO-574x0 have 16 opto-isolated digital inputs and 16 high-power (500mA sourcing) opto-isolated digital outputs. The RIO-57420 also includes eight analog inputs (4-20mA option available) and eight analog outputs, both configurable in the ranges of 0-5V, 0-10V, ±5V or ±10V (12-bit standard, 16-bit option available). All I/O are accessible via convenient screw terminals. LED indicators are provided for all digital I/O points.
Designed to be a compact solution, the RIO-574x0's dimensions are 4.24” x 4.81” x 2.35”. It can be configured over USB in a few steps using Galil's software with intuitive, English-like two-letter commands.
The RIO-57410 (32 digital I/O) is $495 at the single-piece price and $345 at the 100-piece price. The RIO-57420 (32 digital I/O, 16 analog I/O) is $595 at the single-piece price and $395 at the 100-piece price.
Amber Ehardt - Marketing Manager