Galil Motion Control introduces the RIO-574×0, its first EtherCAT Slave I/O Controller. This controller is packed with digital and analog I/O and can greatly expand the I/O capability of an EtherCAT application. The RIO-574×0 is specifically designed to interface seamlessly with Galil’s EtherCAT Master Motion Controller, the DMC-500×0, but it can also be used with any generic EtherCAT Master. Priced around 1/3rd of the competition, the RIO-574×0 provides a compact, cost-effective I/O controller perfect for any EtherCAT application.
Each RIO-574×0 has 16 opto-isolated digital inputs and 16 high-power (500mA sourcing) opto-isolated digital outputs. The RIO-57420 also includes 8 analog inputs and 8 analog outputs, both individually configurable in the ranges of 0-5V, 0-10V, ±5V, or ±10V.
When interfaced with Galil’s DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master, the communications setup is accomplished with only a few intuitive commands. All remote I/O can be accessed on the DMC-500×0 as if the I/O is local. This allows the user to smoothly integrate the RIO-574×0 into an EtherCAT system. The RIO-574×0 also has a USB port to easily configure the controller using Galil’s simple two-letter commands.
For more information on the RIO-574×0, refer to http://www.galilmc.com/plcs/remote-io/rio-574×0