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Connectivity in real time

The CPX-AP-I remote I/O system from Festo is designed to easily integrate various I/O modules and (even existing) valve terminals with the most important PLC systems via the most common field buses. As a result, fewer components require a fieldbus module. Based on the innovative AP system communication from Festo, real-time Ethernet communication between the workpiece and the PLC is possible and the data supply is guaranteed. With these new CPX modules, Festo responds to the trend of modular construction that allows machine builders to easily adapt or expand existing machines and installations for more functionality and  diagnostics.


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Up to 500 modules in line, star and tree topology can be connected to standard bus systems to create an impressive automation platform. Modules can be interconnected via a cable with a maximum length of 50 m. Other features include the easy integration and parameterisation of IO-Link  components, an internal web server, the possibility to connect to the IoT gateway and the many new Festo components that can be connected to this AP bus. Modules and functions can be set up via the Festo Automation Suite for seamless system communication. The bus cycle time is only 250 μs, the data rate up to 200 Mbaud and up to 2 kByte of I/O process data are possible. Ideal for fast and synchronous processes! The CPX-AP-I also remains practical in use thanks to its low weight and minimum installation space requirement.





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