Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its VBA-2E-G11-I/U/PT100-F G11-style AS-Interface Analog Modules. The new IP68/69k-rated and field-mountable G11 style housing features industry-standard M12 style connectors to enable quick installation and removal, even under power The unit’s water-tight housing accepts two freely selectable analog inputs for 4-20 mA, 0-10 V or PT100 type signals. The overall analog conversion speed of these modules is 8 ms. Additional features of these G11 AS-Interface modules include automatic scaling to 4000-20000 for 4-20 mA, 0-10000 for 0-10 V, and -2000 to 8500 for -200°C -+850°C; user-selectable 0-20 mA or 4-20 mA input option; inputs powered by AS-interface or auxiliary, dip switch (user-selectable); and a unique G11 O-ring sealing technique that makes these modules impervious to water, dirt and oils.
Sealing at the AS-Interface flat cable is another significant advantage. This is achieved by leveraging the same field-proven technology used on Pepperl+Fuchs passive splitters. The symmetric sealing contours around the gold-plated piercing pins provide a precise fit to the AS-Interface cable. The only externally exposed materials are impact resistant and chemically inert PBT and stainless steel. The sturdy mounting base attaches with just two M5 screws and further enhances the impact resistant round design.