SmartStix Remote IO is a terminal-block style IO for the Operator Control Station (OCS). It can be used to expand the IO capacity of any OCS and is very cost effective as a remote digital I/O. Because SmartStix™ I/O connects to any OCS CsCAN network port, it can be combined with SmartStack™ I/O to provide the best I/O selection for the application.
Compact, DIN-rail Mounted, Removable Terminal Strip
SmartStix™ I/O is extremely compact, providing 16 and 32 point digital I/O in a package only 39mm (1.5″) deep and a footprint of 50 x 110 mm (2″H x 4.5″W) or 50 x 177mm (2″H x 7″W). With its small footprint, SmartStix™ I/O takes up very little panel space whether located in the main control panel or tucked away in a remote location. SmartStix™ I/O has a barrier style terminal strip and can be mounted on a DIN-rail. The terminal strip is removable leaving the wiring intact for easy field servicing.
Profibus and Devicenet Versions – complete with Connection Plugs
SmartStix™ is also available in Profibus and DeviceNet versions for connection to other controllers, popular fieldbus systems and comes complete with connection plugs.
Simple Control via the TIU Operator Interface
SmartStix™ also connects to CsCAN versions of our powerfull Operator Interface – the TIU range. This allows you to control the SmartStix via the TIU’s Script Language without the need for a PLC creating a most cost effective system.
Expands I/O Capacity, Local or Remote
From the MiniOCS* to the Colour-TouchScreen OCS, SmartStix™ I/O easily expands the digital I/O capacity of any OCS utilising the CsCAN network port available with every model. It is especially cost-effective when added to a MiniOCS. SmartStix™ I/O offers fast response times without sacrificing robustness, with no need for a costly i/O interface unit. In addition to its peer-to-peer capabilities, CsCAN is used as a highly efficient method of distributing SmartStix™ I/O up to 1.5 km (6000** feet) away.
Easy to Set Up, Easy to Configure
Time and complexity to configure most Remote I/O systems is a drawback. SmartStix™ I/O greatly reduces setup time – just assign a unique IE to the I/O module using the integrated rotary switches, connect a 5-wire shielded cable and add a single, simple finction block to your Cscape™ control program. You’ll be up and running in no time.
*Optional CsCAN port required for miniOCS
** Maximum distance is 1500 feet per segment, with up to 6000 feet possible using repeater.