The advantage of a fieldbus system is the amount of flexibility and control it gives you in addition to the significant labor savings. SMC's latest innovations in fieldbus technology give you the power of decentralized communication and the flexibility needed for your control design. SMC supports wide variety of open fieldbus protocols to suit your networking needs including EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, DeviceNet, Profibus DP and many more.
EX600 - Modular Platform
The EX600 serial interface offers a full suite of diagnostics and programmable parameters to meet the most stringent requirements. The EX600 offers excellent flexibility including digital input, digital output and analog input unit options. With the use of D-sub output blocks, a maximum of 9 remote D-sub manifolds can be attached to one EX600 communication module. This serial interface is compatible with series SV1000/2000/3000, VQC1000/2000/4000, S0700 and the new SY series valves. Available protocols include PROFIBUS-DP®, DeviceNet™, CC-Link, Ethernet I/P™ and EtherCAT®, PROFINET, POWELINK and CC-Link IE Field™
EX260 - Output Only
EX260 series is a compact and cost effective fieldbus solution for output applicable to SMC's most popular directional control valves such as New SY, SV, VQC, and S0700 Series. It can control up to 32 solenoids in one manifold. Available protocols are EtherNet/IP™, Profinet®, EtherCAT®, PROFIBUS DP®, DeviceNet™ and CC-Link. EX260 series has standard dual port connectivity to eliminate the need of switches or branch connector, reducing wiring and component cost. IP67 enclosure rating ensures protection against dust and washdown environment.
EXW1 Compact Wireless
EXW1 series is a compact and lightweight wireless communication module that is intended to be installed on industrial robot or moving fixtures. EXW1 supports a faster wireless communication up to 1 Mbps and external antenna to allow installation within metal shielded locations and locations that have obstructed line of sight. EXW1 can be used in combination of EX600-W wireless fieldbus systems.
The EXW1 wireless cannot be used in countries where wireless is not supported. Refer to the catalog for details of countries where wireless is supported.
EX245 - Input & Output
EX245 series is a PROFINET® communication module that is compatible with Fiber Optic Push Pull connectors specified by AIDA (Automation Initiative of German Manufacturers). EX245 series provides modular connection digital input and output along with connection to 32 solenoid valves. Each module is capable of 128 inputs and 64 outputs. EX245 series is also compatible with PROFINET MRP® (Media Redundancy Protocol) and Provides Fast Start Up function to reduce donwtime and improving machine productivity.
EX250 - Input & Output
EX250 is a serial interface unit controlling up to 32 solenoids and 32 inputs. This serial interface is compatible with series SY, JSY, VQC, SV and S0700 valves. Available protocols include DeviceNet™, CC-Link, AS-i, PROFIBUS-DP®, and CANopen.
EX500 - Distributed I/O
EX500 a gateway unit to connect EtherNet/IP™, DeviceNet™, and Profibus DP® to SMC valves and digital inputs for sensors for distributed I/O system. Each gateway can control up to 8 valve manifolds and 8 input blocks, with maximum of 128 outputs and 128 inputs. EX500-GEN2 supports Device level Ring (DLR) and EtherNet/IP™ Quick Connect function. The gateway module has IP65 protection while valve modules and input blocks have IP67 protection ensuring protection against dust and washdown environment.