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EtherNet/IP DLR coupler eliminates I/O downtime

Stephen Law   

Electronics Wireless Coupler DLR EtherNet/IP network wireless

WAGO 750-366 fieldbus coupler utilizes Device Level Ring (DLR) protocol set up in conjunction with an EtherNet/IP network.  Adding this coupler to a DLR topology network ensures that I/O communications remain online in case of a single point of failure.  Combined with any of FIRM I/O modules, device provides the ultimate in application flexibility.  The dual DLR Ethernet ports are used as an integrated switch, eliminating the need for additional devices such as Ethernet switches. Its fast boot-up time also enables systems to get online quicker. Onboard web-based management allows for parameterization of the device along with seamless firmware updates.  Product also supports a wide variety of additional protocols including HTTP(S), DHCP, DNS, SNMP, and FTP(S).

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