This is how we designed the Plexus System.
You have a machine/ process/. Sensors/valves etc… that needs to be connected together in order to automate your process. We created PlexusPOD, a compact device where you can connect digital input/output (like pneumatic valve, proximity sensor or relay) or analog input/output (like thermocouples, pressure sensors or motor VFD).
You connect your sensors/actuators to PlexusPOD, then the POD to a ethernet cable that is wired to a computer (your own, almost any computer works!).
At last, you install PlexusLAB and open the web browser. That is it…. You can now start to create any automated process you have in mind in minutes, yes really in just a few minutes!
PlexusPOD is a multichannel field I/O designed to be easy to install and flexible.
Each POD has 14 Channels:
8 Universal Channels made of 4 screw terminals each.
Terminal 1) Digital Output, Terminal 2) Digital/Analog Input,Terminal 3) Analog Output, Terminal 4) Ground
6 Digital I/O Channels made of 3 screw terminals each.
Terminal 1) Digital Output, Terminal 2) Digital/Analog Input,Terminal 3) Ground
PlexusPOD comes in 2 versions: The 0-10V and 4-20mA Versions.
- DC power supply: 12/24VDC, 6A Max
- Digital output: Max 24VDC with 0.5A each
- Digital Input Logic: 0 = Lower than 2VDC, 1 = Higher that 8 VDC
- Analog output: 20mA for 4-20mA version, 40mA for 0-10V version