What Are Decentralised I/O Modules?

What Are Decentralised I/O Modules?

In the world of industry 4.0, I/O modules are an essential component. However, you might be wondering what role decentralised I/O modules play. This blog post from HYDAC will detail what decentralised I/O modules are and what they’re used for, providing you with the answers you seek.

The Role of Decentralised I/O Modules

Decentralised I/O modules are used to connect the mobile controller to binary and analogue sensors and actuators. This allows for decentralised evaluation of sensor signals as well as the control of actuators and valves. A CAN interface is used in order to handle data output and the setting of device functions.

Decentralised I/O modules are often used for mobile machinery, such as construction equipment, municipal vehicles and agricultural machinery. Because they’re made for field use, they feature digital, analogue and frequency outputs, as well as high protection ratings and superior resistance to shock and vibration.

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