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Bartec ANTARES plus the Remote I/O System for Zones 1 + 2 and 21 + 22
- Published: Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:47
ANTARESplus is BARTEC’s response to industry’s requirements for more economic efficiency, convenience and flexibility in bus systems. The new remote I/O system is installed directly in the hazardous area and offers the same convenience as systems in the non-hazardous area in the minimum of space.
RCU (Rail-Control-Unit) - The RCU is the central head unit in the ANTARESplus system and accommodates the data processing, power management and an Ethernet switch. Innovative interlocking technology ensures a stable and safe connection.
Remote I/O-Module - Different ANTARESplus modules offer a lot of possibilities. Just join them together and the connection is secure, even over several mounting rails. Standard mounting rails will suffice; complex bus rails are no longer necessary.
Efficient Power Pack
The power pack in the head module can supply power to up to 32 multi-channel modules. This increases the number of sensors and actuators that can be covered by the remote I/O system.
Two head modules work alongside each another as a redundant system. If the active head module fails, the other RCU takes over the functions immediately, thereby preventing any downtime occurring.
To preserve system availability, the system components can be hot-swapped, i.e. exchanged without disconnecting from voltage or interrupting mains operation.
Standard enclosure instead of Ex enclosure
A standard enclosure is sufficient for ANTARESplus instead of an Ex enclosure (Ex e). The production of a bus system is much cheaper, simpler and considerably more flexible.
Intuitive Project Planning
The ANTARESplus software simplifies project planning and configuration. The user creates the system design directly in true-to-scale images. Limit values, such as spacing, power management etc., are monitored automatically by the software.
Multi-functional Remote I/O system
ANTARESplus is the perfect bus system solution for all established systems, such as MODBUS TCP and PROFIBUS-DP. A new feature is that ANTARESplus now succeeds in bringing ProfiNet and Ethernet IP into the Ex area too, without any isolating repeater.
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