The cost-optimized ESX.iot works as a CAN slave module and extends the I/O capabilities of a central control unit. Placed close to sensors or actuators the I/O unit helps to reduce installation effort and the cost and weight in the system. It fulfils safety requirements (PL b) and fits perfectly into offroad machinery used in agriculture, forestry, , construction, mining, or municipal applications. Integration in STW’s openSYDE software tool ensures intuitive system design.
The ESX.iot is available in four predefined variants with each variant allowing configuration of inputs by software. The I/O module is controlled by a master unit through the CANopen protocol.