It provides easy installation of the I/O modules and process cabling. The iDCS-8830 is highly modularised and flexible, so that the I/O modules can be combined to suit many applications including most types of signals, digital, analogue, counter and HART.
The station of an iDCS-8830 system consists of power modules, communication modules, I/O modules and termination boards. The power modules provide the isolated power to iDCS-8830 system. The communication modules are the interface to the iDCS-8830 I/O modules and the iDCS-8830 I/O modules sense or control the device in the field. Termination boards are used to connect between signals to/from the field and I/O modules.
All of this supports Hot-Swap allowing modules to be easily replaced. The communication component of this system comprises a pair of partnered Ethernet adapter modules that communicate with Modbus/TCP or Modbus/UDP protocol, and the I/O modules that are configurable in simplex or duplex modes. Modules that are part of an unnecessary pair can be removed and replaced without system interruption.
This system supports max 4 redundant pairs of I/O modules that work in Duplex mode. The iDCS-8830 system is achievable with various industry applications by using the I/O modules of iDCS-8830 in any combination of configuration in either simplex or duplex mode.