The Pneumatic Automation Link (PAL) system is an electro-pneumatic system that can contain both electrical I/O as well as a solenoid valve bank. In effect, a single assembly can combine solenoid valves of various types, digital or analog I/O and common power sources for all control components. Using a limited variety of basic components many different configurations can be built. Valves, are compact yet have high flow ratings (Cv) and high performance.
The system can be controlled by direct wiring if only pneumatic valves are used or via Ethernet/IP if a combination of electrical I/O and valves are part of your application. To simplify wiring and system design, DC power is connected through a central module using M8 connections. All PAL components come with an efficient diagnostic system.
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The Pneumatic Automation Link can be used as a field I/O system by itself. An Ethernet/IP slave bus coupler allows the system to be controlled remotely via Ethernet/IP master as well as a bus expansion coupler that allows the system's installation to be physically split up into parts while only using one connection to the master
I/O modules for the NITRA PAL electro-pneumatic system include discrete DC input and output modules available in a variety of voltage and current ranges.
The Pneumatic Automation Link can be used as a valve bank without any field I/O. Valves can be controlled via an Ethernet/IP master, or by discrete control wiring through the conventional electrical modules. Modular pneumatic valve bases support either 3 or 4 stations and 3, 4, 6 or 8 solenoids per base. Many valve configurations are available including, 3/2, 5/2 and 5/3 center closed.
Using the PAL system as a complete electro-pneumatic system provides the most benefit to the designer and installer. With a large number of I/O and pneumatic valves supported, the possibilities of various configurations are practically endless. Add the fact that the PAL is machine mountable and IP65 rated and you have a very versatile, rugged, modular system that is easy to design, install and maintain.
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