Five Critical Factors for Selecting Fieldbus Valve Manifolds
In today’s highly automated machines, fieldbus valve manifolds are
replacing conventionalhardwired solutions. They more easily perform
vital functions by integrating communicationinterfaces to pneumatic
valve manifolds with input/output (I/O) capabilities. Thisallows
programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to more efficiently turn valves
on and offand to channel I/O data from sensors, lights, relays,
individual valves, or other I/O devicesvia various industrial networks.
The resulting integrated control packages can also beoptimized to allow
diagnostic benefits not previously available.