The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces its PCI-1202U PCI interface card with two AMONet master ports that support the company’s AMAX line of motion and control products. It is a hybrid RS-485 based network similar to other proprietary fieldbus networks intended to offer high speed deterministic communication. Common CAT5 cable is the recommended medium, making it appropriate for distributed motion control applications. Multiple PCI-1202U cards can also be used in a single computer for centralized motion applications with a large number of axis. The interface card also includes two standard RJ-45 network connectors for the AMONet interface, eight digital inputs and four digital outputs for monitoring real field I/O.
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