Protocal Interface Module PIM (PLC Interface)

Featured Product from Ametek Solartron Metrology


The PIM, is a PLC compatible EtherNet/IP™ to Orbit® 3 interface module, that enable easy connections between any EtherNet/IP™ enabled controller and Solartron’s flexible Orbit® 3 digital measurement system. It is simple to interface a wide range of contact and non contact linear measurement sensors, rotary encoders, temperature and pressure sensors and discrete inputs and outputs via EtherNet/IP™. This stand alone, Din Rail mounted module provides one EtherNet/IP™ port and one Orbit® 3 port which can power up to ten sensors. This can be extended up to a maximum of 150 sensors with the use of supplementary power modules.

The PIM makes it simple to interface a wide range of contact and non contact linear measurement sensors, rotary encoders, temperature and pressure sensors and discrete inputs and outputs via EtherNet/IP™. This stand alone, Din Rail mounted module provides one EtherNet/IP™ port and one ORBIT®3 port which can power up to ten sensors;. This can be extended up to a maximum of 150 sensors with the use of supplementary power modules.

The device uses an AnyBus Compact Com M40 module to communicate on the EtherNet/IP™ TM network. This is a pre-certified device, as it uses standard operational settings from AnyBus, thus providing network conformance.

The EtherNet/IP™ protocol driver supports the Explicit and Cyclic Messaging implementation of the protocol as a server. The EtherNet/IP™ port is a very powerful data transfer tool designed for easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs. Applications are found in many industries including manufacturing, automation and control, power generation and food processing.

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