Serviceline Industrial Sensors
Serviceline Explosion Protection

Field Units

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LB system remote I/O field units are designed for use in Zone 2, Class I/Div. 2 explosion-hazardous areas. They are equipped with a backplane that carries all remote I/O components (I/O modules, power supply, com units). The backplane supports all standard fieldbus protocols:

  • PROFIBUS DP/DP-V1
  • MODBUS RTU
  • MODBUS TCP

The durable field unit enclosures are made from glass fiber reinforced polyester or brushed stainless steel and ensure reliable protection of all electric components from harsh ambient conditions.

Lightweight polyester housings offer high corrosion resistance, while the surface resistance prevents electrostatic charges. Field units made from brushed 316L stainless steel provide high corrosion and impact resistance, and easily handle a wide temperature range. Both enclosure types meet degree of protection IP66.

The largest LB field unit is manufactured from 316L stainless steel and features 68 slots for I/O modules in a 1000 x 800 x 260 mm enclosure. The solutions are available with both redundant and non-redundant variants for fieldbus and power supply connection. They are suitable for use in a -20 °C … +40 °C temperature range.

Experienced project engineers in our Solution Engineering Centers (SEC) are ready to support you on your way to a custom-fit remote I/O solution. From first project evaluation to final approval and certification: remote I/O field units are delivered fully certified, documented, and ready for commissioning.


PROFINET Gateway

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