This article and video will cover the BLCEN line of compact remote I/O products by Turck. With Turck’s remote I/O products you can monitor and control I/O from locations hundreds of feet away without having to run multiple wires, all you need is a network cable. Simple and quick programming is a must for todays fast paced manufacturing world. Turck’s compact series remote IO blocks gives you just that.
Turck has a variety of BLCEN compact Remote IO Blocks.With recent updates these now have the capability of being a standalone programmable unit making them a very cost effective solution.The programmable version of the BL Compact is currently only available with the Ethernet Protocol.
Many IO combinations are available including Digital IO, High-speed IO, RFID, Temperature and analog inputs and outputs.The BLCEN series is the Ethernet IP67 version and FEN20 is the compact IP 20 version designed to be mounted in an enclosure.The BL Compact Ethernet blocks utilize the ARGEE programming Language, which is very simple and easy to use. ARGEE is stand alone, however it can work together with a PLC as an emergency safety shut down process in case of a catastrophic problem with the PLC processor unit.A user HMI via a web browser is also available making this a complete solution.Learn more about Truck products here.