Flexible I/O marshalling system

Flexible I/O marshalling system

Exploit the full potential of Universal I/O

Make Universal I/O truly universal with the flexible I/O marshalling system.

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VIP I/O-Marshalling is a controller-independent solution comprised of a base element and plug-in input-output accessories (IOAs) with various electrical functions. This allows the channels between the field and control level to be configured individually.

Your advantages

  • Reduction of the project duration with Universal I/O
  • Changes to the I/O assignment are possible in every project phase with plug-in IOAs
  • Lower number of control cabinets, because additional marshalling cabinets are not necessary
  • Reduction of downtimes with modern signal processing and replaceable IOAs
  • Easy migration into existing systems with the compact solution of interface, marshalling, and system cabling combined into one module
  • Reduction of the wiring work with various system cabling solutions for connection to distributed control systems (DCS)

Greenfield: Reducing project times

Comparison of process automation projects  

Comparison of process automation projects

The average project duration of approx. 18 months can be reduced to 12 months with the Universal I/O approach.

The need to stock a multitude of different components such as terminal blocks, relays, and field termination assemblies (FTAs) is eliminated, meaning that inventories are reduced and operations streamlined.

Late assignment changes in the I/O plan do not require rewiring because the IOAs can be replaced easily, eliminating the need to reallocate cabinet space for additional hardware.

Brownfield: Fit for the future

System configuration in comparison: Classic and with Universal I/O  

System configuration in comparison: Classic and with Universal I/O

Operators of brownfield systems face the challenge of remaining competitive in relation to state-of-the-art systems. Moreover, system availability, which declines over the years, must continue to be guaranteed. This inevitably leads to the need for system modernization.

VIP I/O-Marshalling is the combination of interface and marshalling level with flexible channel configuration:

  • System cabling (cabling to Universal I/O platforms)
  • Interface (flexible assembly using analog and digital IOAs)
  • Marshalling (connectivity to field devices)
  • IOAs: Such as signal conditioners, relays (analog signal processing, switching)

Universal I/O – intelligence in the field

Process system  

Process system

The Universal I/O approach breaks the mold of the rigid configuration of the marshalling, interface, and I/O level in the central control room. The intelligence is being relocated so it is closer to the process in the field. Universal Remote Cabinets provide a compact and standard solution for this.

Classic signal marshalling  

Classic signal marshalling

Classic signal marshalling

In classic signal marshalling, the field signals arrive in any order and are sorted according to their signal type. The marshalling level is wired to the interface level, which in turn is wired to the I/O level.

Universal Remote Cabinet with VIP I/O-Marshalling  

Universal Remote Cabinet with VIP I/O-Marshalling

Universal Remote Cabinet with VIP I/O-Marshalling

With Universal Remote Cabinets, the need for large marshalling and interface cabinets is eliminated. The field signals are routed directly to the VIP I/O-Marshalling base elements in the cabinets. The connection to the Universal I/O system is then made using the system cable. The final connection to the control system is established via one fiberglass cable.

Everything from a single source: The decentralized control box solution

Decentralized control box solution  

Decentralized control box solution

Following the principle “We connect the field to your control system”, Phoenix Contact offers you a comprehensive range of solutions and products for all aspects of automation in process technology and process engineering.

Customized solutions from our forward-looking product portfolio make us a partner that you can depend on, wherever you are in the world.

Universal Remote Cabinet  

Universal Remote Cabinet

Everything for your universal I/O control box

Universal Remote Cabinet:

In addition to marshalling and interface solutions, Phoenix Contact, as the long-serving partner to the process industry, provides further components and services for your control box solutions.

  • Power supplies with high-level functionality
  • Industrial Ethernet
  • Flexible I/O marshalling system
  • Terminal blocks for process technology
  • Surge protection for MCR technology
  • Easy connection to standard Universal I/O modules that are available on the market

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