Belden’s New Multiprotocol I/O Modules Boost Flexibility and Installation Convenience in Industrial Production Settings

Compact I/O modules from Lumberg Automation meet EtherNet/IP and PROFINET specifications, creating an all-in-one solution for high cost savings

ST. LOUIS - November 24, 2015 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, introduces the new LioN-Power Active I/O modules. The new multiprotocol solution meets both EtherNet/IP and PROFINET specifications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and detects both input and output data directly in the machine. This provides an excellent all-in-one solution for robotics, machine handling, manufacturing, food and beverage, packaging and automotive applications.


"Engineers previously needed both PROFINET and EtherNet/IP modules, which required two products with very different power components," said Paul Just, business development manager at Belden. "The new modules are designed so engineers only need one solution to meet both protocols, which reduces space and wiring requirements for installation and contributes to better cost efficiencies and network performance."

The IO-Link Master, with class A and B ports, provides options for eight IO-link interfaces and 16 direct inputs (DI) or eight direct outputs (DO) for increased flexibility and functionality. L-coded M12 power ports with compact design and optimized arrangement simplify plant installation and give engineers more options for connecting additional Lumberg Automation LioN-Power products.

The new LioN-Power Active I/O modules meet application-specific regulations, including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 61010-1 certification for safe implementation of electrical test and measurement equipment, and IP66 and IP67 ratings for protection against dust and immersion in water. The modules can be used with other Belden products, including the M12 power cordsets, 7/8"cordsets and the M8/M12 cordset portfolio, along with the mounting adaptor.

For more information on the LioN-Power Active I/O modules, visit http://www.lumberg-automationusa.com/downloads/PB00041AG.pdf.

In a world moving toward interoperability, visibility is vital to operators as they face increasing demands to receive, analyze and share data. Belden's industrial connectivity solutions address these needs head on. With more connected machines, increasing data volumes and productivity demands at an all-time high, customers in challenging environments can count on Belden cable, Lumberg Automation and Hirschmann industrial connectors for a complete communications infrastructure designed to last. Belden's customized systems provide robust performance and reliability for a wide range of industrial automation applications.

About Belden
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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