IO platform for improved connectivity in hazardous areas
Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform is designed to allow users to access data from field devices and more easily control process operations in hazardous areas. It is part of the PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) from Rockwell Automation, the Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O allows users to monitor operations using a common platform that communicates with the DCS or other automation systems. The I/O platform operates in a wide temperature range and is designed for use in industries with hazardous applications, such as oil and gas, chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.
In addition, an EtherNet/IP device-level-ring (DLR) adapter enables DLR topology to help improve network resilience, and an optional N+1 power supply provides power redundancy. Three chassis models are available, providing scalability for anywhere from eight to 45 I/O modules on a single adapter. Once operational, a removal-and-insertion-under-power (RIUP) feature allows users to replace modules and make connections while a system is running in the absence of a hazardous atmosphere. This can help improve maintenance flexibility and increase system uptime.
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