Advantech APAX-5000 Series
Advantech Modular High Density Remote I/O
PLC vendors typically provide for the use of open protocols like Ethernet/IP and Modbus/TCP to communicate with remote I/O devices. Thus saving the hassle of discrete I/O wiring. Advantech’s new APAX series offers a very flexible and scalable system which can provide closely integrated remote I/O with not only their new PAC controllers but also other popular PLC and PAC systems being offered. This helps reduce cost and increase flexibility in adding on to existing systems. The platform can be expanded by coupling them together or remotely linked in any topology you may require such as line, star or tree. Future couplers will offer CANOpen, and Profinet protocols providing even more integration and flexibility.