PSM Interface Converters Solve Your Transmission Problems

Due to the increasing use of different kinds of automation techniques in all areas of industry, larger and larger amounts of data must be processed. More and more, serial data lines serve to control complex processes and detect process data, thus making them the “arteries” of these processes. A great variety of serial interfaces are used and they are often neither compatible with each other, nor do they meet the increasing requirements regarding resistance to interference, range, or rate of transmission

INTERFACE Serial – Interface Converters

The PSM-ME… product line was developed especially for the exacting requirements in a process environment – that is to say, in the control cabinet or junction box. The following versions are available for the different industrial applications:

  • RS-232 / RS-422 or RS-485
  • RS-232 / TTY (CL)
  • RS-232 / RS-232 and
  • RS-485 / RS-485.
Phoenix Contact Interface Serial Converter

The narrow 22.5 mm modules are simply snapped onto the DIN rails and at the same time automatically contact the shield discharge function. For a high degree of transmission reliability, the serial interfaces are also electrically isolated with high-quality 2 kV 3-way isolation.

Fiber optic data transmission in the industrial field has increasingly gained in importance over the past years. In particularly critical applications with very high requirements regarding availability it has become standard. This is due to the many advantages that fiber optic data transmission has over traditional copper systems. The main advantages are:

  • Maximum resistance to interference, even when exposed to extreme electromagnetic influences
  • High-grade electrical isolation between the stations
  • Maximum transmission distances of several kilometers with extremely high data rate
  • Maximum number of stations is not limited by the electrical properties of the communication interface used

INTERFACE SERIAL – Ethernet Components – Factory Line

Innovation and flexibility for industrial applications Factory Line products combine standard switching technology with functionality (e.g. design, modularity) so that a distributed and modular infrastructure can be created. This drastically reduces installation costs.

Ethernet Solutions

The characteristics in detail:

  • Fixed and variable port options allow optimized network connections both for central and distributed terminal clusters
  • Redundant power supply and alarm contact
  • State of the art Ethernet switching capability for maximum data throughput
  • Standard protocol interfaces like SNMP, BOOT P, OPC for configuration, control, and diagnostics of the infrastructure
  • Optional use of copper, glass and polymer fiber cables for reliable connections

Simple installation and maintenance

Factory Line products combine “PLC-like” diagnostics and simple configuration required by plant floor personnel with the SW interfaces required by IT department network management tools:

  • Straightforward, easy to understand LED and diagnostic displays
  • “PLC-like” network management software
  • Web-based management: Integrated Web pages, including product documentation