Industrial Internet I/O
Turning data into actionable insight requires flexible connectivity to real-world sensory I/O. At the same time, schedules, system size, and cost are critical factors when designing and deploying connected control solutions.
Mark VIe Universal Analog I/O provides the freedom to instantly define or redefine sensory I/O connections, which allows for flexible data collection for up-to-date, real-time insights. This ability to electronically define or redefine any I/O point in the field enables more efficient, standard cabinet designs. The result is less time and money spent during initial system planning, the ability to make last-minute design modifications during commissioning without changing standard cabinet layouts or adding equipment, and future-proofs designs with flexible installed spare I/O points.
This impressive flexibility also results in an up to 40% reduction in the number of required I/O modules and up to 20% fewer required control cabinets for a given solution—with the same ruggedness and accuracy you’ve come to expect from a Mark VIe solution.
Simple Commissioning & Upgrades
Mark VIe Universal Analog I/O facilitates last-minute program changes through simple electronic in-field definition of individual I/O points for faster commissioning. Your project stays on schedule and on budget –while providing real-time data to the Industrial Internet Control System. It also provides flexibility for upgrades and expansions when needed without changing cabinet layouts.
The new IS430SNUAH1A module provides 16 points of user-configurable I/O with the following signal formats:
- Analog current inputs
- Analog voltage inputs
- Thermocouple inputs
- RTD inputs
- Analog current outputs
- HART communication
- 24 VDC Inputs
- 24 VDC Outputs
- NAMUR Inputs
- Pulse Accumulator Inputs
Flexible configuration allows up to 40% fewer I/O modules to support the same application. For example, with traditional Mark VIe I/O, to use 12 4-20mA analog inputs and 4 4-20mA analog outputs would require two analog 10-in 2-out modules with 33% channels unused. With Mark VIe Universal I/O, the same system only requires one module, with its channels fully utilized.
Mark VIe Universal I/O has a footprint that is up to 48% smaller footprint than comparable Mark VIe I/O modules (6.25" x 7" vs. 6.6" x 3.4"). This increased I/O density reduces cabinet size and expense, allowing for up to two times the I/O in the same control cabinet compared to existing Mark VIe I/O modules – up to 512 I/O points per control cabinet.
Why GE customers choose Universal I/O:
Reduced engineering costs:
- Standard panel layouts and late I/O definition
- Last-minute program changes can be made via electronic in-field definition of individual I/O points
Reduced hardware costs:
- A smaller footprint reduces the size and number of cabinets needed
- Reduced inventory of spare parts