MORTON, ILLINOIS, US — 4B Components Ltd. has introduced the Industrial Ethernet Node (IE-NODE) remote monitoring interface designed to provide sensor data to PLC’s or other automation and control systems.

The IE-NODE is available in two versions, both with a total of 10 sensor inputs. Version 1 has eight contact or NTC temperature inputs, and two pulse or 4-20 mA (current loop) inputs. Version 2 has 10 inputs for 4-20 mA (current loop) sensors.

Both units can be expanded to 16 sensor inputs with the installation of optional expansion boards.

The IE-NODE operates by reading its sensor inputs and sending processed data when requested by another system (e.g. PLC). The units are equipped with an RJ45 Ethernet socket and supports PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP protocols for easy integration with Siemens, Allen-Bradley Rockwell, Delta V, Modicon and other PLC’s or automation devices.

The IE-NODE’s network configurator software provides a visual view of all devices on the network. It allows for easy identification of each unit on the network and allows for network settings to be changed as needed.

The IE-NODE has in-built network support for connectivity. HazardMon is a secure cloud-based hazard monitoring solution providing status notifications and data logging for bucket elevators and conveyors. Live system status, graphs and historical data can be viewed on any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet PC, desktop or laptop computer).