INTERBUS system coupler for PCs with PCI bus
System couplers integrate master and slave functions in one controller board at reduced space and low cost.
They can be used wherever the PC takes over control functions in a lower-level INTERBUS system and at the same time requires a non-interacting link to a higher-level INTERBUS system.
A typical example is the internal control of a robot with a PC and the simultaneous link to the system network.
The software interfaces to the application program are compatible with the INTERBUS Generation 4 PC controller boards, such as the IBS PCI SC/I-T. As with all Generation 4 boards, configuration, parameterization and diagnostics are supported by the INTERBUS CMD software.
The system coupler allows for the connection of an external 24 V DC power supply to ensure uninterrupted operation of the higher-level INTERBUS system.