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Good reasons for using Axioline Smart Elements

Axioline Smart Elements benefits




1 Freely pluggable No plugging rules for the Axioline Smart Elements Enables tailored I/O configurations on one Axioline F backplane module
2 2 different I/O functions freely selectable over a width of 15 mm (mixed modularity) Enables a flexible and needs-based I/O concept High degree of flexibility with a reduced variety of products
3 Very compact I/O solution If the Axioline Smart Elements are plugged in vertically over two rows on one backplane module, you Less space needed on the DIN rail enables compact control cabinet solutions
4 Reduced supply-side wiring effort Realize the logic & sensor supply for up to 6 Axioline Smart Elements via the backplane feed-in Reduction of the installation times (connection times)
5 Compatible with all Axiocontrol, Axioline F bus couplers, and I/O modules Increased modularity with extended PLC and I/O portfolio Devices of the Axioline F and Axiocontrol range extend the capabilities of Axioline Smart Elements
6 Realization of alternative I/O configurations in the I/O station without changing the overall width Slot cover elements can be used to reserve a slot for an alternative or future I/O configuration Easy extension of the I/O station functions without changing the space requirement

The pluggable Axioline Smart Elements are system-free modules without bus communication. The individual element only supports the I/O function. Only in combination with a backplane, which functions similarly to an adapter, bus communication for the respective I/O system is realized. The Axioline Smart Elements are therefore universal and flexible in use.

Your advantages

  • Space savings in the installation without limitation of the conductor cross section of 1.5 mm²
  • Enable a broad range of applications and easy commissioning with reduced configuration work
  • Reduced signal line installation times with Push-in Technology

Axioline Smart Element features

Axioline Smart Element and its advantages
  1. Compact device design – 8 or 16 terminal points on a footprint of 15 mm x 62 mm, conductor cross section 1.5 mm² with ferrule incl. plastic collar, pitch 3.5 mm
  2. Push-in connection technology – tool-free conductor connection
  3. System-free interface – enables the widest range of solution concepts
  4. Manual unlocking mechanism – quick and easy mounting
The Axioline Smart Elements portfolio

The Axioline Smart Elements portfolio

Intelligent and cost-effective automation

The portfolio features the widest range of functions from IO-Link master, digital and analog inputs and outputs, right through to safety modules and other function modules.

With the low level of configuration effort needed for commissioning and in the event of replacement, the Axioline Smart Elements are less prone to errors. The time needed for commissioning is thus reduced.

The large conductor cross section of 1.5 mm² with ferrule and plastic collar for I/O signals ensures low voltage drops, even over longer conductor lengths.



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Application in the Axioline F I/O system

Within an Axioline F station, you can combine classic Axioline F modules with Axioline F backplanes including the Axioline Smart Elements in any way. You can therefore operate Axioline Smart Elements on already existing Axioline F bus couplers or Axiocontrol controllers, e.g., PLCnext Control devices or classic PLCs.

The specially developed Axioline F backplanes feature four and six Smart Elements slots. With this flexibility, you can plug the Axioline Smart Elements into any position in the Axioline F backplane. The two-row design of the backplane enables an enormous reduction in the overall width of the I/O station.

Axioline Smart Elements advantages