In certain scenarios, these cost effective modules take the place of couplers when deploying I/O over a long distance and since they have dual Ethernet ports they can be daisy-chained every one hundred meters to collect data from and control the machines. One of the key advantages, and useful in a wide variety of scenarios, is ADAM-6100 series can be daisy- chained using Ethernet. This provides a cost effective solution to transmitting data over much longer distances than with PLCs.
For the benefit of central configuration across multiple machines, the ADAM-6100 using the ADAM.NET Utility, can create projects in L5K, a proprietary file format used by AB PLCs. EDS files, for the EtherNet/IP protocol, and GSD files for the PROFINET protocol formats are for use on a whole hostof third party PLCs.
To ensure the ADAM-6100 series and the data they carry are protected at all times from the harshness of the vagaries of a factory’s’ electrical supply, the ADAM-6100 series have 2,500 VDC isolation protection.
In various scenarios, signal decay and noise are prevented by placing ADAM-6100 AI modules near the sensors before sending data directly to the PLC which can be placed much further away and can receive data from multiple ADAMs in different locations. Because of their ease of installation, these ADAM modules are suitable for a wide range of environments.
The PROFINET Modules are: ADAM-6117PN- 8-ch Isolated AI; ADAM-6150PN-15-ch Isolated DI/O; ADAM-6151PN-16-ch Isolated DI; ADAM-6156PN-16-ch Isolated DO and ADAM-6160PN- 6-ch Relay Output.
The EtherNet/IP Modules are: ADAM-6117EI- 8-ch Isolated AI; ADAM-6150EI-15-ch Isolated DI/O; ADAM-6151EI-16-ch Isolated DI; ADAM-6156EI-16-ch Isolated DO and ADAM-6160EI-6-ch Relay Output.