STW Technic Introduces New ioBLOC 6 Expansion Module
Looking to decentralize your control system or run out of I/O connections? The ioBLOC 6 Expansion module is here to help.
By: STW Technic, LP
This product is a culmination of STW Technic listening to the insight of both their long-time clients and innovative prospects to create something precisely matched for today's mobile machine market needs.
"We've listened to our customers and the market's demand for more compact and flexible I/O modules. From their insight, we've created a new adaptable module in several different variants to fit virtually any machine need," says John Sibiski, Director of Sales & Marketing of STW Technic.
These modules were designed with decentralization in mind. The need to connect more devices – easier and faster – is what drove the team at STW Technic to create this new design.
A Range of Models for All Requirements
"But we didn't limit this module to a single configuration,"
The ioBLOC 6 Expansion Module from STW Technic is available in three different variants:
ioBLOC 6 Expansion (6 Output)
Communication Diagnostics Made Easy
"Ease of use for our customers is one of our core focuses," says Andres Rojas, Director of Engineering & Product Development at STW Technic. "Our easily visible bank of LED indicators not only make identification of potential I/O wiring issues immediately visible, but this ultimately helps to reduce personnel time that could be spent on diagnosing a harder to find problem, thus reducing cost."
The ioBLOC 6 Expansion module includes a set of 6 onboard LED indicators marked per input or output (depending on model variant). These indicators, when operating normally will remain solidly lit at all times. If the module has detected an overcurrent or short circuit fault, the LED indicator will flash for quick diagnosis by machine technicians.
Reliable in Any Environment
STW Technic designed this I/O module not only to be compact, but to be just as resilient as larger I/O modules on the market today. The ioBLOC 6 Expansion Module is rated to withstand tough environments and the harsh working conditions of today's machines. Detailed are some of the environmental protections in place for this module:
The ioBLOC Ecosystem
The release of the ioBLOC 6 Expansion module also marks the official launch of the ioBLOC brand name – a name that covers an entire connected ecosystem of input/output hardware products designed for usage on mobile machines.
With uses ranging from expansion to power output, to J1939 CAN bus splitters or DC motor control needs, this newly released ecosystem of hardware modules has a multitude of options for integration into existing mobile machine communications networks.
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About STW Technic
STW Technic is an innovative leader in the design, manufacture, and implementation of electronic solutions for mobile machines and off-highway vehicles. We partner with machine manufacturers, system integrators, and distributors to provide engineered and highly reliable connectivity, automation, and power management solutions to truly empower their mobile machines. We offer the latest in Mobile Machine IoT hardware and software solutions, such as our market-leading remote asset management platform – Reach. We also provide solutions such as openSYDE – our systems configuration tool – to support the entire lifecycle of your machine.