| Opto 22 Increases Density of SNAP I/O™ Modules for the SNAP PAC System™ |
New 16- and 32-channel Modules Reduce I/O System Costs and Panel Space Requirements
Temecula, CA – March 1, 2007 – Opto 22, a developer and manufacturer of hardware and software for industrial automation, remote monitoring, data acquisition, and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, has added five new higher density I/O modules to its broad family of SNAP I/O for the SNAP PAC system—the 32-channel SNAP-AIMA-32 current input module, the 32-channel SNAP-AIV-32 voltage input module, and the 16-channel SNAP-IAC-16, SNAP-IAC-A-16, and SNAP-IDC-16 digital input modules.
The increased density of each of these new modules—in some cases, up to eight times greater than that of standard four-channel SNAP modules—reduces the system cost of applications in which they’re deployed by up to 400 percent, while also reducing the required panel space for those applications.
These new I/O modules are used to connect to and communicate with sensors, actuators, instrumentation, and equipment in industrial applications involving digital on/off control or the monitoring and acquisition of analog temperature, humidity, pressure, flow, and other types of data.
“These newest higher-density SNAP I/O modules are ideal for OEMs and other customers who’ve expressed a need for consolidating a large number of I/O points in smaller or confined spaces,” states Mark Engman, Opto 22 President and CEO.
The SNAP-AIMA-32 provides 32 channels of -20 mA to +20 mA analog current input. The module can also be scaled for use anywhere within this operating range. The SNAP-AIMA-32 is transformer isolated and, like all Opto 22 SNAP modules, is optically isolated from the equipment and devices it connects to, as well as from other modules that may reside on a shared I/O rack. The module offers +/- 25,000 counts of resolution and accuracy of 0.05% (10 microamps).
The SNAP-AIV-32 provides 32 channels of analog voltage input. Each channel can be configured for -5 to +5 VDC or -10 to +10 VDC operation or scaled for use anywhere within these operating ranges. The module offers +/- 25,000 counts of resolution and accuracy of 0.05%, 5 mV at 10 VDC or 2.5 mV at 5 VDC.
The SNAP-IAC-16 and SNAP-IAC-A-16 digital input modules each offer 16 points of input with channel-to-channel isolation. These modules can be used to sense on/off status for 90–140 VAC (SNAP-IAC-16) or 180–280 VAC (SNAP-IAC-A-16).
The SNAP-IDC-16 digital input module provides 16 points of input with channel-to-channel isolation. The module can be used to sense on/off status in the 10–32 VDC range.
The new modules are available March 1, 2007 and are priced as follows:
SNAP-AIMA-32 - $995 USD SNAP-AIV-32 - $995 USD SNAP-IAC-16 - $182 USD SNAP-IAC-A - 16 $182 USD SNAP-IDC-16 - $182 USD
About Opto 22
Opto 22 develops and manufactures hardware and software for applications involving industrial automation and control, remote monitoring, and data acquisition. Opto 22 products use standard, commercially available networking and computer technologies, and have an established reputation worldwide for simplicity, innovation, quality, and reliability. Opto 22 products are used by automation end-users, OEMs, and information technology and operations personnel. The company was founded in 1974 and is privately held in Temecula, California, USA. Opto 22 products are available through a worldwide network of distributors and system integrators. For more information, contact Opto 22 headquarters at 951-695-3000 or visit www.opto22.com.
About the SNAP PAC System™
Opto 22’s flagship SNAP PAC System combines PAC Project™ software, SNAP PAC controllers, SNAP PAC brains, and SNAP I/O™ into a completely integrated, easy-to-use system designed to simplify the typically complex process of solving automation, monitoring, and data acquisition problems. By combining hardware, software, training, and support, the SNAP PAC System dramatically reduces the time, effort, and cost required to understand, design, buy, apply, and maintain automation and control systems. Pre-sales consultation, product training, support, and documentation are all FREE of charge with the SNAP PAC System.